One Person, No Vote

One Person, No Vote

How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

eBook - 2018
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As featured in the documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy Finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction Longlisted for the National Book Award in Nonfiction Named one of the Best Books of the Year by: Washington Post * Boston Globe * NPR* Bustle * BookRiot * New York Public Library From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage , the startling-and timely-history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin. In her New York Times bestseller White Rage , Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person , No Vote , she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice. Focusing on the aftermath of Shelby , Anderson follows the astonishing story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding before our very eyes as more and more states adopt voter suppression laws. In gripping, enlightening detail she explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans.
Publisher: 2018.
ISBN: 9781635571387
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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mosermorse
Oct 03, 2020

Scholarly and very informative book on voter suppression. I now understand how difficult many states make it to get a valid ID, like no DVM accessible without a car, and the documents you have to have. All types of voter suppression discussed and extensive references included.

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voisjoe1_0
Oct 15, 2018

A very up to date book on the practices of Republican governors and Republican legislatures to pass laws to suppress the minority, millennial, and senior vote. I suspect that a combination of Russian fake face book accounts (kept a secret by the FBI until after the election), the FBI's accusations against Hillary Clinton's e-mails (no crime found), and the implemented Republican voter suppression laws constitute the 75,000 vote Trump margin in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania; all that Trump needed to win the electoral college (but lose the popular vote by 2,800,000 votes).

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