Lawsuit Alleges Suppression of Minority Voters in Georgia

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Supporters gather at an election watch party for Secretary of State and Republican Gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp on July 24, 2018 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Civil rights groups are suing Georgia's Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp for allegedly suppressing thousands of minority voters. According to an AP report, the state's use of a controversial verification system has put over 53,000 voter registrations on hold. Africans Americans make up up over two-thirds of those affected. Forum discusses voter suppression ahead of the November elections and examines the latest news on the U.S. Census and Saudi Arabia.

Guests:

Aimee Allison, president, Democracy in Color

Sean Walsh, Republican political consultant; principal, Wilson Walsh George Ross

Ron Elving, senior editor and correspondent on the Washington Desk, NPR News

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