This week, Democratic state lawmakers walked out of the Texas State Capitol to block passage of a new election law. The bill proposes some of the tightest restrictions in the country on things like early voting and mail-in ballots – the very things experts say are key to reaching young and minority voters.

These conflicts over access to the ballot are playing out across the country, as Republicans continue to spread false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.

This has put major pressure on Democrats in Congress, and on President Biden, to take action on a federal level.

Janai Nelson is Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and an expert on election law and voting access. She spoke to Diane Friday morning.

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  • Janai Nelson Associate director-counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

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