With two weeks to go before the midterm elections, the question of who will vote—and who will be allowed to vote—is the subject of intense speculation, polling, and analysis all across the country. The race for governor in Georgia is tight and there’s been outcry over the purging of tens of thousands of voters there; voter turnout in Michigan’s primaries shattered records; and there are signs that nationwide voter turnout could reach new highs for a midterm election. In Texas, one of the highest-profile races features Republican incumbent Senator Ted Cruz trying to fend off Democrat Beto O’Rourke, and in article after article (and in Texas Monthly and Pineapple Street Media’s own podcast series on the race) the analysis appears to boil down to O’Rourke needing to wildly improve Democratic turnout to have a sporting chance against Cruz.

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