Voter ID laws. Partisan election boards. Almost mystical requirements for registering. Recent Republican attacks on voting rights look to limit access to the polls and discriminate against students, minorities, and even registered voters (in the case of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s recent voter purging). At this year’s Netroots Nation, The Nation‘s Ari Berman headed a panel featuring Maryland Senator Ben Cardin, Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison and a group of voter rights activists that looked at how our democracy has been compromised by these new laws and how best to stop them. 

—Max Rivlin-Nadler