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Privilege for Some or Right of the Masses? A History of Voting in America

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Privilege for Some or Right of the Masses? Views of Our Founding Fathers on Voting Rights

  Depend upon it, Sir, it is dangerous to open so fruitful a source of controversy and altercation as would be opened by attempting to alter the qualifications of voters; there will be no end to it. New claims will … Continue reading

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Non-Citizen Voting in Florida: A Brief History

Registering to vote or voting by a non-citizen in Florida is prohibited under state and federal law. But it wasn’t always so. In 1868 Florida adopted a constitution which permitted non- citizens who declared their intention to become a citizen to … Continue reading

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