Even the recent series of voting rights victories hasn't dissuaded GOP groups from making a final attempt to silence the voice of thousands of voters. On Friday night, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted issued a supressing directive which could invalidate hundreds of thousands of provisional ballots in the swing state. Nation writer Ari Berman joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! to discuss the hours-long lines, GOP scare tactics and other factors that could keep people from the polls this Election Day.

—Christie Thompson

Ohio isn't the only battleground for electoral democracy. Check out Brentin Mock's dispatch from Florida, where Tea Party groups are challenging voters.