Since 2019, legislators and election officials in Florida have revised, passed and enforced restrictive voting laws that make it harder for poor people, former felons and people of color – who traditionally favor Democrats in elections – to vote.
At the same time, they appear to have taken exceptional measures that have made it easier for voters in Republican areas of the state to cast their ballots, especially after a natural disaster.
In a recent article for The Conversation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Professor of Geography Derek Alderman and Joshua F. J. Inwood of Penn State University discuss a how key section of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act was eliminated, enabling states with a history of racial discrimination to enact new voting laws. Read the full article on The Conversation.
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