By Jacqueline Luqman
JACQUELINE LUQMAN: This is Jacqueline Luqman with The Real News Network.
In 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in the Shelby County versus Holder case that some sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were outdated and unnecessary because, according to justice Clarence Thomas, “Blatant discrimination against certain voters that section five was intended to prohibit is no longer evident.” That SCOTUS decision ultimately ruled section five of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional, and what has followed in the wake of that ruling has been the expansion of the very issue that the VRA was implemented to stop. In the past three years alone, tens of millions of voters have been affected by this fallout.
Here to talk with me about the continued assault on voting rights and what this means for election integrity is Greg Palast. Greg is the author of several New York Times best sellers, including The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Armed Madhouse. He’s known through his investigative reports for BBC television, the Guardian, Democracy Now!, and Rolling Stone. And Greg Palast’s film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy is available on GregPalast.com. Thank you, Greg, for joining…