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Voter turnout changes the outcome of elections.

In the Deep South, voting has never been a simple prospect. Whether we talk about the Three-Fifths Compromise of 1787, which counted 60% of slaves for Congressional representation, or the one-party “Solid South,” too many anti-democratic schemes have stood in the way of one-man, one-vote. Sadly, however, since the 1965 Voting Rights Act forbade the old ways, new methods have arisen to disfranchise voters, because it is well-understood in the Deep South: voter turnout changes the outcomes of elections. For the midterms coming up next week, it appears that more voters… Read more Voter turnout changes the outcome of elections.