Ari Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute. His new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, will be published in August 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and commentator on MSNBC and NPR. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. (Photo by Ports Bishop)
Before his DNC speech, the former president takes aim at Republicans for restricting the right to vote in swing states like Ohio and Pennsylvania.
The court ruling clearly shows how voter ID laws disproportionately harm minority and low-income voters, who are more likely to vote for Democrats than Republicans.
Today’s federal court ruling is another black eye for Texas Republicans when it comes to voting rights.
Past is present in South Carolina, where a new voter ID law could disenfranchise 80,000 minority voters.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted takes drastic action to limit early voting hours in Ohio.
A Pennsylvania Republican judge refuses to block the state's unjust, unnecessary and discriminatory voter ID law.
The Ryan budget would eliminate 4.1 million jobs over the next two years.
In this crucial swing state, organizers are betting that a strong grassroots ground game can defeat Romney’s Super PAC cash.
The state's Republicans are limited early voting hours in pro-Obama counties while expanding them in GOP strongholds.