People For the American Way

PFAW: Voting Disruptions in Primary States a “Disgrace”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2020

Contact: Laurie Kinney at People For the American Way

Email: lkinney@pfaw.org

Phone Number: 202.467.2307

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following reports of major disruptions in primary voting today in Georgia, and scattered problems in other states including Nevada, South Carolina, North Dakota and West Virginia, PFAW Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement:

“It’s appalling that months after the primary debacle in Wisconsin, we are seeing yet more examples of massive breakdowns in our voting systems that have led to disenfranchisement of voters, especially voters of color. The reports of missing equipment and equipment failures in Georgia polling locations, leading to long lines and impossible obstacles to voting for many people, are not helped by the finger-pointing between state and county authorities. This is a disgrace that must be addressed and fixed now. We’re also hearing reports of long lines and complications in other primary states today — none of which bodes well for November. Let’s be clear: voter suppression is unacceptable, whatever its cause. It’s time to ensure that everyone who has the right to vote, gets to vote, no exceptions.”

About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: https://www.pfaw.org.