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Ballot Battles: A Cartoon History of Voting Rights (with Lesson Plan)

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The Supreme Court’s 2013 decision to strike down a key section of the Voting Rights Act opened the floodgates to a series of voter restriction measures throughout parts of the United States.

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While federal courts reversed stricter voting laws in Texas, Wisconsin and North Carolina ahead of the 2016 election, some of those laws were later upheld, including Wisconsin’s voting ID law and a similar measure in Missouri.

Comic journalist Andy Warner explains, in three illustrated parts, the history of the Voting Rights Act and the impact of the Supreme Court's 2013 decision, as reflected in new restrictive voting laws enacted in a number of conservative states across the country.


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