While Donald Trump and the media debate allegations of voter fraud, Ari Berman, of The Nation, says what the nation should be discussing is voter suppression. "I can tell you very, very definitely, there were far more people turned away from the polls because of voter suppression than fraudulent votes cast," Berman says.
On this episode of The Remix, Berman discusses how the 2013 Supreme Court ruling that gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act, set in motion a national strategy of systematic voter suppression.
Berman is a senior contributing writer for The Nation magazine and author of "Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights" and "Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics." His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Atlantic.
In 2015 "Give Us the Ballot" was named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, the Washington Post, and NPR.