Guest Host: Jen Golbeck

The District of Columbia held primary elections on June 19, 2018.

The District of Columbia held primary elections on June 19, 2018.

Voter turnout in D.C.’s primary last month fell sharply from the past two primaries, but the drop-off was especially dramatic East of the Anacostia River, where rates plunged to less than eight percent in Ward 8 and less than 12 percent in Ward 7.

What are the consequences for the poorest wards in the city when its voters opt out of elections, and what can be done to boost turnout?

Guests

  • Kymone Freeman Co-Founder, We Act Radio; Contributor "Anacostia Unmapped" @weactradio
  • Kendrick Curry Senior pastor of The Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church
  • Vincent Gray Former Mayor, District of Columbia and Councilmember Ward 7;

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