Episode 113

Ballot Blocked

January 24, 2018
  • American Democracy
  • Voting
  • Social Issues
  • Race & Ethnicity
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

In 1965, the passage of the Voting Rights Act helped secure equal access to the ballot, and it has enjoyed bipartisan support ever since. Right? Professor Rhodes shows how, over the years, politicians who publicly supported this law worked behind the scenes to dismantle it.

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