If Pennsylvania’s new voting law is enforced this November, the number of people without proper IDs needed to vote will exceed Obama’s margin of victory in 2008. And because the law disproportionately affects minorities, who tend to vote Democratic, the new law could actually hand the election to Romney. Nation writer Ari Berman appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss how the right is pursuing voter ID laws as a way to disenfranchise minority voters and undercut the Voting Rights Act.

—Max Rivlin-Nadler