They can’t hold us back! Despite widespread, insidious Black voter suppression techniques, we voted in RECORD numbers in this year’s election. Here’s what went down – and how we can make sure EVERY vote counts.
Hundreds of lawsuits have sprung up in recent months in Texas, Ohio, and elsewhere aimed at making voting more difficult. Some challenged mail-in voting, some drive-through voting – and while most failed, in some states, like South Carolina, they were successful.
#2: The Postal Service
Didn’t want to mail it in? Well, they also reduced polling places and ballot drop-off locations! In Texas, MILLIONS of voters had to use ONE drop-off location.
Black people turned up to vote in record numbers this year, in part due to PushBlack subscribers like you sharing millions of voting messages with friends and family. But because of COVID-19, votes will take longer to count, and it may be days before the official results are announced. Because EVERY vote counts!
If you have concerns that your vote may not be properly counted, you can contact your local Secretary of State for more information. If you experienced voter intimidation or encountered other issues, you can call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE!