According to the Brennan Center for Justice, at least 17 states have passed laws this year to restrict voting access. Critics say the laws are meant to reduce turnout from Black, Latino, and younger voters who have helped elect Democrats. Republicans justify the laws, saying they are meant to combat voter fraud. According to election experts, fraud rarely happens. We bring you a portion of a recent BET News Special, “State of Our Union,” with Soledad O’Brien talking to Vice President Kamala Harris about the battle over access to the ballot.
Watch the full BET News Special here.