This post was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute, and originally appeared on The National Memo. It has been republished with permission.
When the 2020 election season resumes in Ohio on April 28 and continues in nearly half of the states through July, Americans will see if new voting regimens instituted in response to the pandemic will help voters—or preview state-by-state partisan battles over voter turnout.
Already there are troubling signs that the past decade’s voter suppression battles will continue and accelerate in battleground states. Wisconsin’s April 7 primary, the month’s only presidential contest that was not postponed by the pandemic, is exhibit A.