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A 12-month-long Media Matters study of evening cable news programs and broadcast morning shows and nightly newscasts found that discussions of voting rights and issues related to voting featured misinformation pushed by Republican lawmakers and were dominated by President Donald Trump’s false claims about voter fraud and noncitizen voting. Additionally, coverage also lacked discussions of gerrymandering, the impact of voter suppression on the 2016 election, and laws on the state level to curb voting rights.

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STUDY: Voting rights coverage was dominated by Trump’s lies and ignored systemic problems
Things the news pretty much ignored: gerrymandering, the impact of voter suppression on the 2016 election, and laws on the state level to curb voting rights.
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August 07, 2017 at 05:27PM