Black Advocacy Groups Fear Trump Demand for In-Person Ballots is Attempt at Voter Suppression

Voters wait in line to cast ballots at Washington High School while ignoring a stay-at-home order over the coronavirus threat to vote in the state’s presidential primary election, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Experts predict coronavirus will linger for at least two years until a mass-produced vaccine is available worldwide. This reality will impact the November election turnout as the President and the GOP wants voters to go to the polls and reject a mail-in ballot process.

April Ryan speaks with Cornell Belcher, political analyst, pollster, and president of Brilliant Corners Strategies about the logistical, structural, and organizational challenges in creating a mail-in ballot system hampered by impediments from Republicans. The NAACP and Congressional Black Caucus call President Trump’s demand voters risk their health to cast ballots in-person a new form of voter suppression.

Click ▶️ to listen to AURN Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan’s White House Report: