This link will take you to the story of Corey Brotherton’s father who was turned away for not being registered to vote. Except he was registered to vote.
Know your rights and know where to get the correct information in order to exercise your right to vote.
Corey went to I Will Vote and was able to show the poll workers that his father was indeed eligible to vote. His is one of many stories of voter suppression.
I’m sure you’ve seen the long lines during early voting, especially in minority neighborhoods. Please stay in line. Bring water, food, a chair.
Another resource to keep with you or on your phone is Georgetown Law’s information sheets – one for each state – on what to do if confronted with unauthorized militia groups at the polling places.
ACLU’s information is also good to keep in your phone.
This is the election protection hotline if you are having trouble voting: 1-866-OUR VOTE (1-866-687-8683).
This week has been full of Russian disinformation and DNI Ratcliffe and Sen. Ron Johnson have been at the top of the list encouraging this sort of thing. I know it’s frustrating. I know it’s demoralizing. Try to ignore it. Pay attention to reliable news sources and ignore the Trump Administration’s sidetracking their voter suppression efforts with their screaming about the Biden family. Russia is very much at play in our election, as they were in 2016.
Ignore the polls. Make a plan to vote, and vote as early as you can.
14 days. (See the new countdown on my sidebar.) We can do this. Together.