Also in the News: Voter suppression wiki debuts
A new wiki designed to combat voter suppression in the upcoming election debuted late last week, Computerworld reports
. On the wiki
, maintained by blogger Baratunde, people can learn learn what voter suppression is, report incidents and act to protect votes.
"Voting is controlled by the states, and many states have had a history of trying to limit the votes of certain groups, especially blacks and poor whites," Baratunde wrote in a blog post about the launch of the wiki. "We want the wiki to offer an explanation of what these [voter-suppression] tactics are, places to learn more about them and the laws involved."