US Election 2020

Canvassing in the COVID times: Reasons for hope

What came next is personally satisfying, but with time it became way more than that. The system is built on trust, trust in the volunteers spread around the country by the campaigns, the mutual trust of volunteers on each other, and the voters’ trust that we reach on the volunteers like us. First, a bit …

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Long Waits by Design: Early Voting Suppression in 2020

  I waited in line for three hours to vote because I can afford to take time off to exercise my civic duty. For those with class privilege, in-person voting is, at worst, an inconvenience. The intentionally crafted obstacles to vote in person have made the practice challenging if not widely inaccessible to those without …

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The American Election: Past, Present & Future

The voting has already started in many states, and millions of people have already voted by mail or by in-person early. And, the state administration and voting rights advocates continue to fight over voting access, acceptance, and counting. With a large amount of mail-in voting, it is very likely that the outcome of the election …

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US Elections 2020: Towards Democracy or Authoritarianism?

The USA has never been as polarized as it is now. The election of President Obama in 2008, the first black President, brought out the anger in the racist segment of the white community. They helped propel a white nationalist President Trump into office in 2016. Now the pendulum is about to swing the other …

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