The Loss of Minority Voters From Rolls

After reading the New York Times article, “Critics See Efforts by Counties and Towns to Purge Minority Voters From Rolls,” (July 31, 2016), and following the directions (all three parts) on the printout with the article., answer the following questions. Note: Read this for information on HOW to post your writing responses

Based on what you’ve seen (In the documentary Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot, and what you’ve read about state’s laws in researching the group assignment called Do Something!, and in the article by the New York Times on the removal of minority voters from voting rolls, answer the following questions:

Please answer as thoroughly as possible, in a minimum of three paragraphs (in total). Be sure to cite specific instances from your viewing, research, and reading.

  1. Do you think that all voting jurisdictions should be subject to the same voter regulations? Why or why not?

  2. Should there be a difference between regulations for local (city or county), state, or national elections? Why or why not?