Former New York Times reporter Catherine Saint Louis ’92 takes a look at voter suppression in a new three-part podcast, called Shut Out, that debuted on Huffington Post in December. As Saint Louis notes, an American citizen can be disenfranchised for a messy signature or not having the right ID.
The series profiles one woman serving a five-year sentence after casting a ballot while on supervised release for a felony. She had no idea she wasn’t allowed to vote. Shut Out spotlights how race plays a part in this national tragedy.