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Voting Shouldn’t Be This Hard

November 3, 2020 2:00 p.m.

A regular TPM reader emails in today with her account of assisting her elderly mother with voting. It’s not an extraordinary story. That’s what makes it’s so annoying. It’s just one hurdle after another, many of them caused by the pandemic, that would deter all but the most committed from voting. It shouldn’t be this way. But it reflects a system where universal voting isn’t the ideal, the goal, or the lodestar.

Hi you all, I wrote to you a few months ago about my experience working in a grocery store during the pandemic.  Now I’d like to share with you my experience trying to help my mother vote in this election.

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