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HISTORY OF VOTER EXCLUSION AND SUPPRESSION IN THE UNITED STATES

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The United States is typically referred as a beacon of democracy, a “City on the Hill”, an example to the world. One aspect of that image is our enduring system of regular and fair elections. The last presidential election raised serious questions about the integrity of the voting process. With the 2020 presidential election underway attention is again rightly focused on the security of the electoral process in particular, threats from computer hacking- domestic or international.

While the United States does have a stable electoral process having endured wars and depressions, the history of voting in the U.S., also includes serious actions of exclusion and suppression of particular groups in our society. This presentation will explore that history and offer a forum for discussion of how we can make our electoral system more democratic.

Tim Kipp, a retired history teacher of 39 years and a political activist since the 1960s

The views expressed by presenters and participants do not reflect the views of Brooks Memorial Library.

Production Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 17:15