2020-02-12 11:44:59

The Hidden History of the War on Voting


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Thom Hartmann, renowned progressive radio talk show host, New York Times bestselling author of two dozen books including, his three new books in The Hidden History series. His latest book is called The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote - and How to Get it Back.


Millions of eligible American voters don’t vote in elections. Some are too busy to take an hour off work. Some don’t have the correct identification. Some are disenfranchised in nakedly partisan efforts.

Some simply feel their vote doesn’t count, so why bother?

Sadly, low voter turnout is actually a feature of American democracy, not a flaw. Writing about it in his latest book is progressive radio journalist and best-selling author Thom Hartmann.

His previous two books include The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment and The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America.

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