VOTER SUPPRESSION

A strategy used to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing specific groups of people from voting

HISTORY OF VOTER SUPPRESSION IN THE US

 

Examples of voter suppression through the years

(Wikipedia)

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VOTER SUPPRESSION 

Goal is to intimidate or disenfranchise a significant number of voters.

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FAIRFIGHT.COM

Voting is the bedrock on which our community’s future and your ambitions are built.

Fair Fight is Fighting Back.

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VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965

The federal legislation prohibiting racial discrimination in voting under attack since the

2012 Supreme Court decision

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OTHER RESOURCES

Georgia Voter Roll Purge Errors

Report - ACLU

ACLU investigates wrongly purged voters in Georgia prior to the 2020 election

All in: The Fight for Democracy

Article - SPLC

Meet the women behind new voter suppression documentary, mobilization campaign featuring Stacey Abrams

Who gets to vote in Florida

Article - The New Yorker

With the election hanging in the balance, Republican leaders continue a long fight over voting rights

One IT Guy's Spreadsheet-Fueled Race to Restore Voting Rights

Article - Wired

This fall, thousands will show up to vote only to find out they’ve been purged. Lots of activists—and one Ohio man with lots of cats—are on a quest to fix that.

Judge voids 50,000 absentee ballot requests in Iowa county

Article - NBC News

The ruling marks an initial victory for Trump's challenges to absentee voting procedures in three counties in Iowa, which is expected to be a competitive state.

How Partisan Gerrymandering Limits Voting Rights

Report - Center for American Progress

This issue brief explores how gerrymandering affects voting rights. I

Princeton Gerrymandering Project

Report - Princeton Election Consortium

State-by-State Redistricting Reform: The Local Routes