Electoral Protectionism : How Southern Counties Eliminated Elected Offices In Response to the Voting Rights Act ∗

@inproceedings{Komisarchik2016ElectoralP,
  title={Electoral Protectionism : How Southern Counties Eliminated Elected Offices In Response to the Voting Rights Act ∗},
  author={Mayya Komisarchik},
  year={2016}
}
In August of 1965, the Voting Rights Act (“VRA”) explicitly prohibited the most persistent and legally crippling vestiges of southern resistance to the Fifteenth Amendment. The general provisions of the VRA abolished literacy tests, tests of moral character, and all other tests and devices designed to discourage registration and voting among African… CONTINUE READING