David Lublin <email@example.com> is Professor of Government, School of Public Affairs, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20016–8130.
Has the Voting Rights Act Outlived Its Usefulness? In a Word, “No”
Version of Record online: 7 JAN 2011
2009 Comparative Legislative Research Center at the University of Iowa
Legislative Studies Quarterly
Volume 34, Issue 4, pages 525–553, November 2009
How to Cite
LUBLIN, D., BRUNELL, T. L., GROFMAN, B. and HANDLEY, L. (2009), Has the Voting Rights Act Outlived Its Usefulness? In a Word, “No”. Legislative Studies Quarterly, 34: 525–553. doi: 10.3162/036298009789869673
- Issue online: 7 JAN 2011
- Version of Record online: 7 JAN 2011
Race-conscious redistricting remains crucial to the election of an overwhelming number of African American and Latino officials. We present descriptive evidence, easily interpretable by nonspecialists, from recent elections at the state and federal levels to support our claims. The Voting Rights Act remains a valuable tool to protect the ability of minorities to elect their preferred candidates.