This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Seattle’s smartphone voting, Florida’s felon fines, Houston’s cancer clusters, and criticism of the 1619 Project. Then, DeRay sits down with election specialist Richard L. Hasen to examine frightening gaps in our voting security, regional pockets of governmental incompetence, and why he thinks we’re in the midst of democracy’s meltdown. Also, please watch Matthew A. Cherry’s Oscar-nominated animated short film Hair Love.
The Verge – Seattle is the first area in the US where residents can vote via smartphones
NPR – Florida Supreme Court Rules Convicted Felons Must Pay Fines To Vote
Boston Review – The fight over the 1619 Project
Houston Chronicle – Map shows racist government policies that contributed to conditions for Houston cancer clusters