Michael Waldman hadn’t planned on rereleasing his 2016 book, The Fight to Vote, anytime soon. But he didn’t anticipate that a sitting president would attempt to steal an election.
The Fight to Vote traces the evolution of voting rights in the United States, from the drafting of the Constitution through Reconstruction and the modern civil rights era to today’s partisan battles.
The revised edition, published in January, introduces readers to the notorious origins of the phrase “the Big Lie,” explores the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the 2020 election, predicts upcoming Supreme Court battles, and more.
Waldman heads the Brennan Center for Justice, a nonprofit law and policy institute at the New York University School of Law, which works to improve systems of democracy and justice by focusing on voting rights and campaign finance reform, among other issues.
He previously directed the White House Speechwriting Office under Bill Clinton, served as a member of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, and has authored several books, including The Second Amendment, My Fellow Americans, and POTUS Speaks. Read more.