Ari Berman

Ari Berman appears in the following:

How Wisconsin’s Restrictive Voter Laws Helped Trump Win

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones, joins us for his latest investigation into voter suppression in Wisconsin, “Rigged: How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump.”

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What Keeps You Away From the Polls

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The 2016 election was the first federal election held without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act since 1966. How did we do?


Did Voter Suppression in Wisconsin Swing the Election?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ari Berman weighs in on the role of voter suppression in the 2016 presidential elections.

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What's Really Behind President Trump's Voter Commission?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A deeper look at what it really means to collect voter data on a national scale after President Trump announced his voter fraud commission. 

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30 Issues | Voter Disenfranchisement in the 2016 Election

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

#30Issues in 30 Weeks continues with a look at the many ways voters are disenfranchised in this presidential election.

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The Politics Behind Mass Voter Disenfranchisement in Wisconsin

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Journalist Ari Berman talks about his ongoing investigation on mass voter disenfranchisement in Wisconsin.

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Voting Rights in America: Then and Now

Monday, August 15, 2016

This is the first election year since the Voter Rights Act was signed in 1965 that will not provide the full protection of the landmark legislation.

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How GOP Presidential Candidates are Restricting Voting Rights

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Ari Berman investigated how GOP candidates are using gerrymandering tactics and a weakened Voting Rights Act restrict voting rights for African American voters. 

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Can The Voting Rights Act Survive?

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The Voting Rights Act enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the Civil Rights Movement. 50 years later, can it survive?

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The Mid-Term Elections and Voting Rights

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Nation contributing writer Ari Berman sorts through the results of the midterm elections. He also looks at the Supreme Court decision undermining the Voting Rights Act affected voting.

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North Carolina and Voting Rights

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Last week the North Carolina legislature passed what Ari Berman calls “the country’s worst voter suppression law.” The bill mandates voter ID to cast a ballot and strictly limits the forms of ID accepted. It also cuts the number of early voting days and eliminates same-day voter registration. Berman, contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, talks about these new regulations and looks at what other states have been doing to make it more difficult for citizens to vote.


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Ari Berman on the Supreme Court's Voting Rights Ruling

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ari Berman, a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, discusses the Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act.


New Challenges to the Voting Rights Act

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ari Berman, a contributing writer for The Nation and the author of Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, previews an upcoming Supreme Court challenge to section five of the Voting Rights Act, which calls for specific parts of the country to obtain Justice Department approval before changing their voting laws or districts.