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After Early Voting Breaks Records And Heightens Emotions, Election Day Is Finally Here

A University of Houston researcher assesses systemic barriers and opportunities for civic engagement in Harris County, our panel of voting experts your last-minute voting questions, and live reports from polling locations by Houston Public Media reporters.


Eboni Price, center, bumps fists with Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins, left, as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner points outside a polling site Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


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First, Suzanne Pritzker, University of Houston researcher, studies civic engagement and is one of the authors of a May 2019 report: "Policies Affecting Civic Participation in Houston and Texas" and walks us through how voting access had changed in Harris County in recent months and what challenges still remain.

Then, Rice University political scientist Bob Stein, Assistant County Attorney Jay Aiyer, and professor of law at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University Craig Jackson join us to answer your thoughts and questions on Election Day.

And Houston Public Media reporter Matt Harab provides a live report from a West Gray polling location of passionate exchanges between Trump and Biden supporters.

This episode is part of our series on voting (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, and 10).

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