Voting in Texas has never been easy. Join the Texas Observer for a discussion of the voting challenges in Texas ahead of the July runoffs.
About this Event
Voting in Texas has never been easy. But with a pandemic and civil uprising sweeping across the United States, Texans may need to brace for even more chaos than usual. Important runoff elections for a U.S. Senate seat (and other offices) take place on July 14, with early voting starting on June 29 and ending on July 10. What can voters expect to face as they try to go to the polls in Texas—a state with a long history of voter suppression? How limited will mail-in voting be, as fights against expansion are waged in the courts? What other impacts might the onset, and second wave of COVID-19 deliver?
Texas Observer civil rights reporter Michael Barajas will tackle 2020 voting questions in conversation with national elections expert Rick Hasen, author of Election Meltdown, Joaquin Gonzalez, an attorney who monitored polls and complaints for the Texas Civil Rights Project, Clarice Caldwell, a teacher and voter in San Antonio, and Joshua Muhammad, a PVAMU alum, former individual plaintiff, and current Chairperson of organizational plaintiff The Panther Party.