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Strategic manipulation of district boundaries dilutes the Black vote and threatens the existence of White Democrats in Southern politics.

Waymer, Damion (2016) Strategic manipulation of district boundaries dilutes the Black vote and threatens the existence of White Democrats in Southern politics. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (29 Aug 2016). Website.

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Abstract

More than 50 years ago, the Voting Rights Act allowed for the creation of “majority-minority” districts in order to tackle racial gerrymandering in the South. In new research which focuses on South Carolina, Damion Waymer finds that while some of these Congressional districts have been drawn in a way which increases Black representation, still others are done so with the opposite effect. In addition, gerrymandering in South Carolina has also led to the almost complete marginalization of White Democrats in the state.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 16:54
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69255

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