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How did voter suppression impact the 2018 midterms?

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  Professor Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote, says Donald Trump's election and the outcome of certain midterm races shows the power of voter suppression.

Some 16 million people were purged from voter rolls between 2014 and 2016 nationwide. Voters of color and low-income voters are disproportionately impacted. Anderson says Americans are comfortable with a veneer of democracy rather than actual substance. What what it will take to restore voting rights and ensure one person, one vote?


Carol Anderson, historian, professor of African American Studies at Emory University, and author of several books including White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide and One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy

Web Resources:

Brennan Center for Justice: Purges: A Growing Threat to the Right to Vote

NPR: Over 1 Million Florida Felons Win Right To Vote With Amendment 4

Democracy Now!: Carol Anderson: Massive Voter Suppression Could Be Deciding Factor in Georgia Governor’s Race

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