May 4, 2021

EP. 103 — Democracy is in the Details with Tomas Lopez

Voting rights are under assault around the country. And while we tend to see “democracy” as a big, abstract noun, it’s the smallest, most mundane details that determine whether or not people actually have the right to vote. This week Adam sits down with Tomas Lopez, executive director of Democracy North Carolina, a non-partisan organization that works to expand ballot access and protect voting rights in one of the most gerrymandered states in the country. Learn more by visiting


FACT-103-20210427-ThomasLopez-ACv02-ALT-DYN.mp3 Speaker 1 [00:00:02] Hello, welcome to Factually, I’m Adam Conover and thank you so much for listening. You know, a few folks often ask me lately, ‘How can I support the show?’ And I am here to answer that question. We have a couple safe, easy (and dare I say even fun) ways for you to support this show, help keep it going and help us pay the wonderful staff who help us make it for you. Number one is: if you listen to the show and you hear a guest who you love and they have a book for sale, why, you can buy a copy of that book at This is a special web store that we have set up through (which is a non Amazon platform) and when you buy a book on this special shop, you not only support our show; you support your local bookstore as well. So check that out at I’m looking right here at some of the books y’all have bought; someone bought a copy of ‘Fa

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