"Whose Vote Counts" - Trailer
As America chooses its next president in the midst of a historic pandemic, FRONTLINE investigates whose vote counts — and whose might not. With Columbia Journalism Investigations and USA Today, New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb reports on allegations of voter disenfranchisement, rhetoric and realities around mail-in ballots, and how the pandemic could impact turnout.
>> NARRATOR: As millions of Americans cast their ballots for
>> What's being fought over?
>> Most of what's being fought over is the ability for voters
to have access to the polls and for their votes to count.
>> NARRATOR: FRONTLINE in collaboration with Columbia
Journalism Investigations and the USA Today Networks,
investigate whose votes are counted.
>> If there's a dispute over which votes might count.
Republicans control some really key levers of power.
>> NARRATOR: And why some, historically, are not.
>> Black and brown people who are disproportionately impacted
by the virus.
Well that's the same group of people that can make and break
>> NARRATOR: Through on the ground reporting and analysis,
correspondent Jelani Cobb uncovers allegations of voter
>> To make sure I understand this clearly, you're saying that
voter suppression does not happen in the United States?
>> What I'm saying is that's a made-up term.
>> NARRATOR: And claims of voter fraud.
>> Mail ballots, they cheat, okay.
Mail ballots are fraudulent, in many cases.
>> As the country has become more divided, fraud and voter
suppression have become part of each party's get out the vote
>> NARRATOR: "“Whose Vote Counts"”-
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