Reveal: The Secret Trump Voter

Nov 11, 2016

How did everyone miss the Donald Trump supporters who were hiding in plain sight?

On Reveal, we'll learn why they kept a low profile – until Election Day, that is – and hear what they have to say now that their candidate is headed to the White House.

This was the first presidential election in a half-century without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act, which was dismantled by a Supreme Court ruling. And over the past few years, states across the nation took steps to make it harder for African Americans and other minorities to cast their votes.

So we sent reporters to several of these states to see how things played out on Election Day.

Did voters face roadblocks? Yes.

Did this help to swing the election? Probably not, but what we do know is that the discrimination that did happen often happened out of sight. And finally, we’ll meet an emerging leader of the movement that helped push Trump to victory: the alt-right.

Richard Spencer soon will pack his bags and leave his home in rural Montana for Washington, D.C., where he plans to set up a think tank to advocate for a white supremacist agenda.

Reveal is a weekly radio program produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. For more, check out our website and subscribe to our podcast.

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