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How to Increase Participation

Tova Andrea Wang

in The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The voter inclusion principle argues that vote suppression for partisan gain is virtually never legitimate, but increasing participation through legal and legislative maneuvers is legitimate and ... More


Effects on Election Outcomes

Tova Andrea Wang

in The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines whether partisan manipulation of election law for the purpose of winning elections was effective. Did candidates win elections as a result of the partisan disenfranchisement of ... More


The Election of 2000 and Its Fallout

Tova Andrea Wang

in The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses voter disenfranchisement in the 2000 presidential elections. A large portion of the population believed (and still believes) that the election was “stolen,” first through the ... More


National Attitudes and Local Action: Changing the Center from the Periphery

Sherry L. Martin

in Popular Democracy in Japan: How Gender and Community Are Changing Modern Electoral Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449178
eISBN:
9780801460821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449178.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter develops a case study of politics in Nagano Prefecture that is informed by secondary literature, news reporting, election outcomes, and a focus group conducted in Matsumoto City. The ... More


The Early Years of Vote Suppression

Tova Andrea Wang

in The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines vote suppression by considering the election process from the mid-nineteenth century until the turn of the twentieth century. During this period, various states implemented ... More


Vote Suppression Goes National—and Republican

Tova Andrea Wang

in The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on 1950s and 1960s, which witnessed significant advancements in voting rights as well as important tactical shifts in vote suppression. While the traditional tactic of playing ... More


Conditions and Consequences of the Voting Rights Act

Tova Andrea Wang

in The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the years between the 1920s and the early 1960s, a time of relative stasis in the election process. One important exception to this trend of stagnation was the removal of the ... More


Epilogue: What Citizens Can Do

Tova Andrea Wang

in The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that more action needs to be taken against vote suppression. Individual citizens have a role to play, and efforts on the part of persons and groups are often effective in the ... More


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