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A new perspective on the 1958 congressional election and 14th amendment apportionment

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Straight, Kevin A.

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Abstract Some mid-20th century civil rights activists strongly advocated enforcement of Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment to protect voting rights, but all attempts to enforce it failed due to the difficulty of quantifying the amount of voting abridgment in each state. Using publicly available data it would have been possible to model voting abridgment and thus to reapportion congressional seats prior to the 1958 election. However, the results of a computer simulation suggest that the immediate effect of such reapportionment on civil rights reform would have been minimal.
Keywords United States of America; election; electoral system; voter turnout; suffrage; right to vote; civil rights; constitutional amendment; election research; simulation
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Free Keywords fourteenth amendment; apportionment; nonlinear programming
Document language English
Publication Year 2015
Page/Pages 22 p.
Status Preprint; not reviewed
Licence Basic Digital Peer Publishing Licence