Voter Purges After Shelby

  title={Voter Purges After Shelby},
  author={Catalina Feder and M. Miller},
  journal={American Politics Research},
  pages={687 - 692}
  • Catalina Feder, M. Miller
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • American Politics Research
  • In Shelby County v. Holder (570 U.S. 529 (2013)), the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the “coverage formula” in Section 4b of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) that determined which jurisdictions had to presubmit changes in their election policies for federal approval. This ruling allowed covered counties full control over their election laws for the first time in 40 years. We engage the question of whether counties that had previously been “covered” purged voters at a higher rate than noncovered… CONTINUE READING

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