Gary May is a professor of history at the University of Delaware who specializes in American political and diplomatic history from 1945 onward. His recent work on the Voting Rights Act is a history of how the Act originated, its impact on American democracy, and a case for its preservation as an instrument to fight modern voter suppression movements. Follow Gary on Twitter: @GaryGaryMay.
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Thursday, February 25, 2016
Make the Candidates Talk About Voting Rights in Tonight’s Debate
Dear Wolf Blitzer, On February 17 and 18, your CNN colleague Anderson Cooper moderated town halls in South Carolina at which the Republican candidates for president were questioned by the audience and the moderator. Cooper chose to stick to the standard issues — national security, the economy,...