Second Saturday Documentary Series: "Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook"

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

What would happen if political operatives tried to subvert the sacred American principle of "one person, one vote?"

Amid the bomb throwing that has become what passes today for political discussion, a couple of positions have hardened. When the elections of 2016, 2018, and 2020 come up, Republicans cry, "Voter Fraud!", while Democrats shout back, "Voter Suppression!" Those who have become tired of the noise have started to demand of both sides, "Show us your evidence." To date, the case that widespread fraud is a danger has not been made by the Right; in fact, the mere existence of fraud has yet to be conclusively demonstrated. The Left is doing somewhat better documenting suppression. "Rigged" shows the tactics that have been used: the closure or early closing of polling places in Democratic districts, the purging of voter rolls to eliminate groups of people based on questionable or spurious grounds, voting machines which "malfunction", strict and arbitrary voter i.d. laws, etc. The history of voting policy and current challenges to its integrity are richly illustrated with archival footage of political figures.

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