This 30 October 2020 video says about itself:
As tens of millions of US voters cast their ballots early, former criminals are struggling to get their voices heard.
In Florida, ex-inmates are allowed to vote but only if they have paid off court fines and fees, which many cannot afford to do.
Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from Miami.
MINNEAPOLIS POLICE UNION RECRUITS EX COPS AS ‘POLL CHALLENGERS’ The Minneapolis police union is facing a warning after recruiting retired cops to work as “poll challengers” in a “problem” area of the city at the request of an attorney for Trump’s reelection campaign. “Targeting anyone for a challenge based on being in a so-called ‘problem area’ is unlawful and will not be permitted in Minnesota’s polling places,” Minnesota Secretary of State Steven Simon said. State law guarantees voters the right to a peaceful polling place free of harassment or intrusion, he added. [HuffPost]
TRUMP’S BEST LIE MAY HAVE LOST ITS PUNCH Trump’s most frequent and most effective lie — that he built “the greatest economy in history” — appears to be losing its punch at the worst possible time for him. Trump has never had overall favorability ratings in his entire three years and nine months in office, but for most of that time has enjoyed the perception that he was doing a good job handling the economy. Now, with his election for a second term only days away, just about as many Americans think he is doing a bad job. [HuffPost]
EXTREME ABORTION RESTRICTIONS ON THE BALLOT Voters in Louisiana and Colorado are casting their ballots on two extreme anti-abortion measures that could have devastating effects on people seeking abortions and reproductive health care. In Colorado, Proposition 115 would ban abortion after 22 weeks with almost no exceptions. In Louisiana, Amendment 1 would ban abortion completely with no exceptions for rape, incest or the health of the mother. Both ballot initiatives use intentionally vague language to mislead voters, abortion rights activists in each state told HuffPost. [HuffPost]