Author: John Lewis

A piece of plain white paper taped to a window reads, "ATTENTION VOTERS: Photo ID will be requested. Voteres with no photo ID, please sign affadavit."

Southern Voter Suppression 2020

As people in the South try to cast their votes, they face a variety of uphill battles. Whether it be explicitly white supremacist policies from the late 1800s, 21st century methods to restrict voting rights, long waits, climate disasters, or all of the above combined, voter suppression highlights the issues of how the American electoral system is organized around protecting the few.

A piece of plain white paper taped to a window reads, "ATTENTION VOTERS: Photo ID will be requested. Voteres with no photo ID, please sign affadavit."

Southern Voter Suppression 2020

As people in the South try to cast their votes, they face a variety of uphill battles. Whether it be explicitly white supremacist policies from the late 1800s, 21st century methods to restrict voting rights, long waits, climate disasters, or all of the above combined, voter suppression highlights the issues of how the American electoral system is organized around protecting the few.