Voting Rights, Voter Turnout, and Realignment

  title={Voting Rights, Voter Turnout, and Realignment},
  author={Kay M. Knickrhem and Devin Bent},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={283 - 296}
Numerous studies have examined the impact of the expansion of voting rights that occurred in the South with the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. It has been demonstrated that black voter registration and black voting increased and that in turn black office holding increased (Rodgers and Bullock, 1972: 15-54).1 Moreover, the responsiveness of white elected officials representing heavily black districts may also have increased, although the relationship between the size of the black… 
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