Ep. 32: How The South Borrowed Its Voter Suppression Tactics From The North

Historian Gregory Downs discusses his feature article for TPM — the first in TPM’s ten-part series on voting rights and democracy. He discusses how today’s voter suppression battles date back to the post-Civil War period, how voter suppression tactics were developed not just to target freed slaves in the south but also immigrants in the north and west, and how modern-day Democrats could learn a lesson or two from Reconstruction-era Republicans.

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