Voter suppression

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Democratic party voter suppression, 1963.

The Democratic party exercised voter suppression in of the African American vote in the South for the first 100 years after the Republican-controlled Congress and states passed the 15th Amendment. In 1964, a near unanimous vote of Republicans, coupled with a bi-partisan coalition of some Democrats, passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 allowing for federal intervention end Jim Crow laws in Blue States.

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Voter suppression occured through discriminatory practices at polling stations and often through intimidation and violence by the terrorist wing of the Democrat party - the Ku Klux Klan.

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