America’s constitutional democracy began by restricting voting rights to property-owning white men. As the “privilege” has expanded for 200 years, so have efforts to limit turnout and manipulate outcomes. Voter ID, purges and closure of polling places target African Americans, Latinos and college students. Congressional district boundaries have been drawn to favor one party over the other.
Voter Suppression and November’s Elections
- Colin Campbell - News and Observer - @RaleighReporter
- Carol Anderson - Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of “One Person No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy.” - @ProfCAnderson
- Allan Lichtman - American University; author of “The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present" - @AllanLichtman