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Evidence suggests that state legislators are working to restrict access to the vote in response to minority turnout

O’Brien, Erin and Bentele, Keith Gunnar (2014) Evidence suggests that state legislators are working to restrict access to the vote in response to minority turnout. LSE American Politics and Policy (04 Mar 2014). Website.

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Abstract

In the past two elections there has been a dramatic increase in the number of restrictive voting laws passed at the state level. Support for these laws tends to break along party lines, with Republicans claiming these laws are needed to defend against voter fraud, and Democrats arguing that it is actually a form of voter suppression. In their recent research, Keith Gunnar Bentele and Erin O’Brien show that these proposals tend to be introduced in battleground states after periods of increased voter turnout among minority and low-income groups and are passed more frequently under Republican-controlled state legislatures.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2014 09:50
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58778

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