The Battle on Voting Rights Voter suppression tactics in Georgia, USA during the last three presidential elections and grassroot efforts to rebuild the right to vote
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The thesis unpacks the presence and impact of four voter suppression tactics on the last three presidential elections outcomes in Georgia, USA. Voter suppression has occurred throughout history in many gradations and forms, influencing the political system and process, often affecting communities of colour disproportionally. The discipline of political science, history and sociology are used in order to lay out the electoral process and how and why barriers are put up regarding the right to vote. Through qualitative research and historical analysis the question is answered what lies at the source of the changes in terms of impact. Three nonpartisan NGOs and their grassroots efforts are analysed, for example lawsuits and voter rallies. The operations of the NGOs result in significant impact on battling numerous voter suppression tactics, however, new forms are generated simultaneously.