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Your Call: The role of voter suppression in the 2016 election


The 2016 election was the first election in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act.

Fourteen states have adopted new voting restrictions, mostly impacting African American and Democratic voters. Meantime, Donald Trump has signed an executive order establishing a commission to review alleged voter fraud in the election system. How can we protect voting rights?


Ari Berman, senior contributing writer for The Nation magazine, a fellow at The Nation Institute, and author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Gerald Hebert, director of Voting Rights and Redistricting Program for the Campaign Legal Center

Web Resources:

Campaign Legal Center

The Nation: Trump’s Commission on ‘Election Integrity’ Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression

Mother Jones: The Voting Rights Act May Be Coming Back From the Dead

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.