Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Your right to vote, use it or lose it - Voter Rights Act

The following situation "was" just one of the indirect tactics prohibited by the Voter Rights Act if a district was being redrawn to discriminate or make ineffective the votes of a certain group of people.

"Direct" disenfranchisement refers to actions that explicitly prevent people from voting or having their votes counted, as opposed to "indirect" techniques, which attempt to prevent people's votes from having an impact on political outcomes (e.g., gerrymandering, ballot box stuffing, stripping elected officials of their powers).

Daily Kos "Disenfranchise the poor"

The Lost Promise of the Voting Rights Act

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