As tens of millions of people across the U.S. cast their ballots in early voting ahead of the November 3 election, DN looks at voter suppression efforts with journalist and academic Jelani Cobb.
His new Frontline documentary "Whose Vote Counts" examines the long lines, a record number of mail-in ballots and the legal fights that have marked voting during the pandemic, with a focus on Wisconsin.
"This is a state where the presidency was essentially decided in the last election," says Cobb, a professor of journalism at Columbia University and a contributor to The New Yorker. He describes voter suppression as "a fire that has spread across the country."
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