Georgia flipped blue in the November 3 election to the surprise of many. However, there is little awareness of the role voter suppression might have played in keeping Georgia red in the past.
Voter Suppression articles on Democracy Chronicles
Voter suppression is an illegal strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from exercising their right to vote. Also see our section on American democracy and our articles on Voter Turnout and Voter Access.
A recent article by Greg Palast, an investigative journalist, suggests that Democrats also suppress the right of eligible citizens to vote.
US voter suppression can be traced back to the country’s early years. An interesting new article looks at this timeline from the Civil War to today.
Postmaster’s recent changes in the USPS raised voter suppression concerns. Rights advocates are suing the service on these grounds.
In the run-up to the November 2020 polls Google has been the target of ads that spread disinformation. It is now taking action, pulling down such ads.
National guard members have assisted or are set to help in several states, raising concerns over the possibility of voter intimidation [in upcoming polls], report.
Systemic and forcible purges are yet to be eradicated from the U.S. electoral landscape. The DNC unveiled a new plan to combat them.
Voter identification barriers are still prevalent in the U.S. electoral landscape. Trans and non-binary people are the recent victims.
Democrats say voter suppression is one of their biggest concerns going into the November election against President Trump, report.
LeBron James’s significant 2020 political campaign pushes for voter registration, fights voter suppression and call-outs voting restrictions for minorities.