Undercounting, the most likely shortfall of census collection efforts, is most likely to exclude children, people of color, working class folks and renters — and thus dilute their political power.
Amid a lethal pandemic, Floridians turned out in record numbers to vote by mail in the 2020 general election. But beneath the surface of this groundswell in turnout lay troubling patterns about whose vote would count.
The Center for New Data released an analysis of Georgia’s early vote wait times and polling place accessibility in the general election using data from millions of cell phones to assess activity around polling locations.
We have an epidemic of uncounted ballots. In every election, hundreds of thousands of voters nationwide are given the right to vote but not the right to have their vote counted. This creates a dangerous illusion of democracy.
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