Author: Ari Berman

States of Denial: A Guide to Some of the GOP’s Most Brazen Attacks on Voting Rights and Elections

Ahead of the midterms, Republicans have launched a full-scale assault on the election system. Fueled by the Big Lie, this attack relies upon a multi-pronged strategy of gerrymandering, voter suppression, and the takeover of election positions by ideologues who allege that the 2020 election was stolen. As I write in “The Coming Coup,” Georgia, where […]

It’s Now or Never for Democrats to Protect Voting Rights

At crucial moments in American history when democracy was under threat, Congress took decisive action to protect voting rights—the 15th Amendment, the 19th Amendment, the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This week is going to be a similarly pivotal time for American democracy. After failing to lawfully win the 2020 election and then unlawfully overturn […]

The Parents of the Michigan School Shooter Are In Deep, Deep Trouble

A judge in Michigan set a $500,000 bond each for James and Jennifer Crumbley, who have been charged with manslaughter after their 15-year-old son killed four students with a semiautomatic handgun at Oxford High School. Ethan Crumbley faces murder and terrorism charges. The Crumbley parents were supposed to turn themselves in yesterday after prosecutors announced […]

New Evidence Suggests Trump DOJ Official Conspired With White House to Overturn 2020 Election

Jeffrey Clark, an assistant attorney general in the Justice Department under Donald Trump, played a key role in Trump’s conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election. And new evidence obtained by the House committee investigating the January 6th insurrection suggests he was working more closely with the White House than was previously known. In late December […]

Republicans Are Rigging Elections for the Next Decade

In Georgia, Republicans passed a new congressional map on Monday giving their party 64 percent of US House seats in a state Joe Biden won with 49.5 percent of the vote. In Ohio, Republicans passed a new congressional map on November 18 giving their party at least 80 percent of seats in a state Donald […]