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Why aren't Tennesseans showing up to the polls?

Posted at 4:55 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 11:51:17-04

WTVF-NASHVILLE — We are just one day removed from the Nashville Mayoral Election Day. Total numbers for early voting were reported as low. Which seems to follow behind our state's ranking as 45th in the nation in terms of voter turnout.
Why does our state have such a low voter turnout? What are the factors at play? How do we get more people to show up?
Tequila Johnson, Co-founder of the The Equity Alliance will join Ben Hall on OpenLine to discuss this problem, and what efforts they are making to turn this around.