Event Title

Election Integrity: Jim Crow in a Suit and Tie?

Presenter Information

Justin Yaws

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Faculty Mentor

Dr. Mark Owens

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Date of Publication

2021

Abstract

America is witnessing a crisis of democracy unseen since the times of the Civil Rights Era. In spite of unprecedented voter turnout in the South, the number of voters that express doubt in the 2020 election, mingled with fear of widespread, nonexistent, voter fraud has resulted in the introduction of new voting regulations across southern legislatures. These laws will only serve to suppress the vote in large swathes of the southern population. Researching these laws and tracing their history back to the Shelby County decision by the Supreme Court to gut the Voting Rights Act, helps to unravel the reason that voter suppression is seeing a new surge in the south.

Keywords

Voting, Elections, Legislation

Persistent Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/10950/3055

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Election Integrity: Jim Crow in a Suit and Tie?

America is witnessing a crisis of democracy unseen since the times of the Civil Rights Era. In spite of unprecedented voter turnout in the South, the number of voters that express doubt in the 2020 election, mingled with fear of widespread, nonexistent, voter fraud has resulted in the introduction of new voting regulations across southern legislatures. These laws will only serve to suppress the vote in large swathes of the southern population. Researching these laws and tracing their history back to the Shelby County decision by the Supreme Court to gut the Voting Rights Act, helps to unravel the reason that voter suppression is seeing a new surge in the south.