Are voting rights best protected and expanded by state or national governments? Explain your position.?

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  • 9 months ago

    We can't possibly know what YOUR position is on this. States are mostly in charge of voting rights. Recently, Republicans have tried to restrict voting rights, by making it harder to vote. In my state, they've cut back on voting places, which makes it harder on people who don't have good transportation. In some states, they've taken away early voting, which makes it harder on people with jobs. However, in Virginia, they've expanded voting rights to include convicted felons. When the states were really doing badly at protecting the voting rights of minorities, the federal government stepped in with the Voting Rights Act in 1965, which outlawed the literacy tests southern states were using to stop African Americans from voting. It resulted in greatly increased voting in the South.  

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