Voting Rights Quiz 2

Welcome to your Quiz 2

In 1965:

The Voting Rights Act of 1965:

In 2013, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court in Shelby County v. Holder, struck down provisions of the Voting Rights Act which had required nine states with a history of suppressing voting rights to obtain advance federal approval in order to change their election laws (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia). Which of these statements is true?

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s June 2013 Shelby ruling:

In response to post-Shelby assaults on voting rights:

A 2018 USAToday analysis found that election officials had:

Following the 2020 presidential election, the Republican party, embracing former President’s Trump’s baseless claims of a stolen election, intends, in the 43 “Red” states:

“Instead of struggling to propose and enact policies that interact with the constraints of the world as it is, and then to struggle with the imperfect consequences of those actions, Republicans have learned that they can thrive, or at least remain quite politically competitive, by shamelessly speaking and acting as if no such constraints, and therefore no such imperfect consequences, exist.”

— Damon Linker