This year’s primary election falls on Aug. 18, the very same date 100 years ago that women got the right to vote when Tennessee’s legislature put the 19th Amendment over the top.
The coincidence is fitting not because it symbolizes the end of the suffrage movement, but because 2020 is a jarring reminder that the fight for voting rights never ends.
Up in Washington, the president of the United States is using his lofty platform — in the midst of a pandemic — to question the validity of mail-in ballots for the general election, even as he and his wife requested mail ballots of their own from Palm Beach County.
On Thursday, the president came right out and said he doesn’t want the U.S. Postal Service to get the money it needs to handle the expected flood of mail-in ballots.