Jennifer Farmer, Advancement Project joins Thom. It’s not just voter suppression ID laws that are threatening to block minority voters from casting votes – it’s the polling lines themselves. A new report from the Center for Political and Economic Studies used data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study to figure out which races of people have the longest average wait-times at polls. The report showed unsurprisingly that black voters aren’t just being targeted with stringent voter ID laws that focus exclusively on the type of IDs that black Americans are less likely to have – they’re waiting in line nearly twice as long as white voters at the polling places. But what factors are leading to such a disparity in terms of wait times at polling places?

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