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The Voting Rights Act’s uniform standards are likely to diminish opportunities for minority voters

Edwards, Barry (2014) The Voting Rights Act’s uniform standards are likely to diminish opportunities for minority voters. LSE American Politics and Policy (02 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, prompting fears from many commentators about minority representation. Analyzing Congressional election results from 1960 to 2010, Barry Edwards argues that the Supreme Court’s finding that the Act’s historic coverage formula does not accurately reflect current political conditions is correct. He also finds that the Voting Right Act’s uniform redistricting standards are problematic because while they improve opportunities for African American voters, they are likely to diminish opportunities for Latino voters (and vice versa).

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2014 13:56
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2019 00:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58906

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