Record Turnouts Underway For Early Voting in Texas In Spite of Voter Suppression
We begin with the rampant voter suppression going on in Texas where there are long, snaking lines for early voting in heavily Democratic areas after the Republican governor restricted voting drop-off boxes to one per county meaning that heavily Democratic Harris and Travis counties are the worst impacted. Lydia Camarillo, the President of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project based out of San Antonio, Texas, joins us to discuss how in spite of the shameless attempts to suppress the Democratic vote in Texas, Harris, Dallas and Travis counties all reported record turnouts for the first day of early voting Tuesday. A record of more than 128,000 of the county’s registered voters turned out in Harris County compared to the 68,000 on the first day of early voting in 2016. And record voting in Harris County continued with more than 100,000 votes a day cast in person on Wednesday and Thursday with overall, nearly 2 million Texans voting in person or by mail as of Wednesday compared to 9 million Texans who voted in the 2016 presidential election.
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Pro-Democracy Young Thais Protest a King Backed by the Military
Then finally we examine the massive demonstrations by pro-democracy students in Thailand against the King calling for a new constitution to curb his powers. Jack Fong, a professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University – Pomona, who is from Thailand and researches Southeast Asian geopolitics, nationalism and social movements, joins us to discuss this class struggle against an absentee King backed by the military in a country where you get jailed for criticizing the monarchy.