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Secretary Of The State Denise Merrill On Leaving Office, Voting Amendments

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill
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In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, a Democrat, discusses with reporters in her state Capitol office in Hartford, Conn., legislation she's proposing this session that would protect citizens' voter information. For the first time in years, the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State expects to target a handful of races in 2018, likely in delegate-rich, swing states that could prove important in the 2020 presidential election. Merrill chairs the association and has been traveling the country to raise money from wealthy Democratic donors to labor unions. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)

This hour, voting is one of our most basic rights as Americans. But since the 2020 presidential election, it has become a hot-button issue nation-wide.

We speak with Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. She deals with voting issues on the state level.

Merrill recently announced that her current term will be her last.

Also, New York Times Politics Reporter Nick Corasaniti explains a recent US Supreme Court decision striking down part of the Voting Rights Act.

Guests:

  • Denise Merrill -- Connecticut Secretary of the State
  • Nick Corasaniti -- New York Times Politics Reporter

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Matt Dwyer is a producer for Where We Live and a reporter and midday host for Connecticut Public's news department.
Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.