A Choice Between ‘We The People’ And ‘Something Darker’

Constitutional scholar Kim Wehle’s resume is long. She’s a law professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, a former assistant U.S. attorney, was associate independent counsel in the Whitewater investigation , is an op-ed columnist for the conservative news website The Bulwark , and author of the book " What You Need to Know About Voting and Why. " She says she has never seen an election like this presidential election between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Wehle spoke with " To the Best of Our Knowledge " producer Shannon Henry Kleiber about what could happen in the coming weeks and her belief that democracy itself is at stake. This transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity. Shannon Henry Kleiber: Kim, some of your work that I like so much is about helping regular people learn more about the voting process and what their rights are. What are the three or so most important things that you would like voters to know and understand right now? Kim Wehle: Well, No. 1 is that unlike other constitutional rights like the First Amendment, Second Amendment, Fourth Amendment, there is no express right to vote in the original Constitution. And as a result, it depends on your zip code. So your right to vote in Wisconsin is different in terms of how robust it is from your right to vote in, say, Oregon. And that’s troubling: depending on where you live, your access to the ballot […]

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