Commissioner Gail Heriot Statement and Rebuttal in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States
21 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2018
Date Written: 2018
On September 12, 2018, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published a report entitled “An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States.” This Statement was part of that report. It argues, among other things, that the Commission’s report is too one-sided and fails to recognized tradeoffs between encouraging the participation of voters and discouraging voting by individuals who are not entitled to vote.
Keywords: voting rights, elections, preclearance, Shelby County v. Holder, disfranchisement, voter ID, felon voting.
JEL Classification: K10
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