The GOP came up with a plan shortly after the 2008 elections – they figured out that if they could just keep 1% of voters from reaching the polls in just nine states in 2012, then they could take back the White House. And they’re doing everything they can to make that a reality. Florida governor Rick Scott is already locked in a legal battle over voter purging with the Justice Department, and numerous states across the country are working on other efforts to prevent minorities, the elderly, and college students from reaching the polls this November. But there is hope, as Democratic leaders in Congress are working to pass legislation to prevent the GOP’s voter suppression tactics from being implemented, and Mike Papantonio spoke with author and Nation contributor Ari Berman recently about what’s being done to stop this illegal voter suppression.