Voting rights advocates are fighting GOP voting laws and winning

Six major court rulings against voter restriction laws were issued in the last two weeks, bringing voting rights front and center just months before the presidential election. Republican-majority legislatures passed strict voter laws in recent years, citing voter fraud mostly in states that used to fall under federal supervision when it came to protecting voting rights. But critics insist the laws discriminate against minority voters and give Republican candidates a leg up. Voting rights advocates are fighting back, and winning in states like North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Kansas.

Credits

Guest:
Ari Berman - senior reporter for Mother Jones, author of “Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America” - @AriBerman

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Sarah Sweeney