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Weekly Roundup: The President wanted to suppress the vote. Wayne County fought back.

By Gabe Schneider
Nov 20, 2020

In Michigan’s Wayne County, Republican officials tried to suppress the vote by refusing to certify the election results. Wayne contains Detroit, which has a population that is over 80 percent Black, and it wasn’t hard for Detroiters to read between the lines: Republicans, at the urging of President Donald Trump, were trying to invalidate Black …

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Early Voting Was Supposed to Make Our Lives Easier. How Well Did It Work?

By Richard Salame
Nov 3, 2020

In-person early voting has been hailed as a massive success, smashing turnout records across the country. With a pandemic raging and a hugely contentious election, it gave voters a way to avoid relying on the beleaguered postal system and dodge an Election Day crush. But exactly how well did it improve access to voting?