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Writer Explores History Of Voting And Voter Suppression In The U.S.

With Election Day less than a week away, fears of voter suppression have popped up in most — if not all — areas of the country.

Will some voters be turned away? How large a role could provisional ballots play? And why is it so challenging for voting laws to be consistent from state to state?

To talk about that and the history of voting, The Show spoke with Allan J. Lichtman, American University professor and author of the book " The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present."

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Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.