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Managing editor @VotebeatUS. Voting and criminal justice reporter. Former Lipman Fellow @columbiajourn.
Aug 22, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
1. Lots of new this week, but voting might be the only thing that can save our democracy! And there’s a new attack on the right to vote… 2. A rural, majority-black county in Georgia said last week that it will be closing 7 of its 9 polling places before the November election. This is obviously highly problematic. But let’s take a look at how they are justifying the closures……
Jun 20, 2018 8 tweets 5 min read
1. I’ve spent a long time reporting this story on how Native Americans are being denied the right to vote. It’s an important and complicated topic, so let me walk you through what’s happening and how it can be fixed 2. In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, which has had detrimental affects on voters of color across the south. But most people don’t know that it has also meant many new barriers for Native American voters
Feb 22, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
Facebook is setting up a booth in the CPAC exhibit hall.

Two attendees just told me they saw proof on Facebook this morning that the Parkland students are crisis actors. Facebook reps here told me they’re not going to talk about that. .@facebook just emailed me a statement on their CPAC presence.

"Facebook routinely participates in events hosted by organizations across the political spectrum."
Dec 12, 2017 4 tweets 2 min read
I’m hearing that people are being turned away from this precinct in Dothan, AL because they are inactive on the rolls. Trying to find out more. #alsen Dechauna Jiles says she and roughly six other people (who she saw) were told they were “inactive” voters and had to cast provisional ballots #alsen