Why has the Republican Party been steadily attacking the voting rights of people of color and young people over the past decade? And why has the Supreme Court gone along with them in their assault on the Voting Rights Act? “The Republican Party, at least some segments of it,” Ari Berman explains in this segment Moyers & Company, “have analyzed the electorate, figured out where they can try and cut down voter turnout, and they’ve passed laws that have tried to do that.” Berman also reports that ALEC, the right- wing lobby group, has been deeply involved with Republicans in this process to disenfranchise voters across the country. For more on this fight, read Berman’s article, “The GOP Is Winning the War on Voting”.
—Yazmin Khan