"Our democracy is in triage right now." David Becker, the Executive Director and Founder of the Center for Election Innovation & Research, CBS News contributor and election law expert, joins Ron Steslow to break down the Supreme Court’s decision about Arizona voting laws in Brnovich v. DNC, the gutting of the Voting Rights Act, and what it portends for the fight to protect the franchise, and ultimately, our democracy.
(01:42) What Arizona’s votings laws actually do
(08:47) The Supreme Court’s pattern of voting rights activism
(17:31) Alito’s nod to voter fraud falsehoods, and the popular support for voter access
(21:06) What’s left of the Voting Rights Act?
(27:20) The uphill battle voting rights prosecutors now face to protect the franchise
(30:01) Kagan’s dissent, and Congress’s dysfunction
(32:57) “The filibuster is not particularly relevant"
(36:32) Stress, threats, blood, sweat and tears—fighting on the frontlines for American democracy
(41:48) The dangerous road we’re heading down, and the path forward for allies of democracy
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