VOTER SUPPRESSION: 2021

  • THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW IN 1965; IT WAS A HISTORIC BILL THAT PROHIBITED RACIAL DISCRIMINATION CONCERNING VOTING
    IN SPECIFIC, MOSTLY SOUTHERN, STATES AND COUNTIES THAT HAD A HISTORY OF VOTER SUPPRESSION

  • IN 2013, THE SUPREME COURT STRUCK DOWN THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT, ALLOWING STATES AN EASIER PATHWAY TO CREATE OPPRESSIVE LAWS AGAINST 
    MINORITIES

    • ~25% OF VOTING AGED AFRICAN AMERICANS DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A GOVERNMENT-ISSUED ID, MEANING THAT IF A VOTER ID LAW WAS PASSED IN CERTAIN 
      STATES, THEY WOULD LOSE THE RIGHT TO VOTE

  • VOTER SUPPRESION DURING THE 2020 ELECTION

    • FAKE ROBOCALLS​

    • BALLOT DROP BOXES BURNED

    • ARMED TRUMP SUPPORTERS SHOWING UP TO POLLING STATIONS

IN THE 50 TEXAS COUNTIES THAT GAINED THE MOST 
MINORITY RESIDENTS (2020)

542 CLOSURES

34 CLOSURES

IN THE 50 TEXAS COUNTIES THAT 
GAINED THE FEWEST MINORITY RESIDENTS
(2020)

21 MILLION

AMERICANS DON'T HAVE A 
GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID, MEANING
THAT VOTER-ID LAWS WOULD STRIP THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE

POLLING STATIONS

POLLING STATIONS