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Voting expert calls for constitutional amendment affirming right to vote

Voters wait to cast their ballots on Jan. 23, 2024 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Voters wait to cast their ballots on Jan. 23, 2024 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Election law expert Richard Hasen is calling for a Constitutional Amendment, that would affirmatively lay out Americans’ right to vote. He argues that it would protect voting rights, reduce discrimination at the ballot box, and also protect election integrity.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Hasen, University of California Los Angeles law professor and author of the new book “A Real Right to Vote: How a Constitutional Amendment Can Safeguard American Democracy.”

Find a book excerpt here.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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