The lifeblood of our system of government is voting, so James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, and friend of the program Rick Ellsley discuss why voting matters in our governmental system (01:35), what they make of the aversion many Americans have to everyone (including themselves) voting (11:23), the specific challenges being faced in 2020 (27:18), and what it would take for more Americans to come together as far as wanting everyone (including themselves) to vote (44:56).
How, Where, and When to Vote (USA.gov)
Republican senator says 'democracy isn't the objective' of US system (The Guardian)
National General Election VEP Turnout Rates (electionproject.org)
U.S. trails most developed countries in voter turnout (Pew)
Participation in Presidential Elections by Sex Since 1980 (census.gov)
The 100 Million Project (the100million.org)
Trump’s encouragement of GOP poll watchers echoes an old tactic of voter intimidation (The Conversation)
Paul Weyrich - "I don't want everybody to vote" (Youtube)
Georgetown created fact sheets on illegal militias at the polls and what to do if you spot them (CNN)
A federal court just struck down North Carolina’s voter ID laws, citing racial discrimination (Vox)
Coronavirus update: New England Journal of Medicine says Trump should be voted out over pandemic management as U.S. death toll tops 212,000 (Market Watch)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Ask Americans to Get Out and Vote: "You Deserve to Be Heard" (Yahoo)
What is Call It Like I See It?
Call It Like I See It proves that news and social commentary does not have to be manipulative or sensationalist to be interesting, so join hosts James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana as they take a weekly look at notable news stories, opinion pieces, or products of our culture and break down what they see.