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Synonyms for disfranchise

deprive of voting rights

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Giles, an African American citizen of Alabama, brought a test case to the federal courts alleging that new provisions of the Alabama state constitution that were designed to disfranchise (and had the effect of disfranchising) nonwhites violated the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.
During the last decade of the 19th century, a number of southern states held constitutional conventions to permanently disfranchise black Americans.
States can capriciously disfranchise whole groups of citizens, such as ex-felons.
Sweeping aside equal-protection concerns, the eleven-judge panel unanimously overturned an earlier decision to delay the election because evidence suggested that flawed punch-card systems in six counties might disfranchise as many as 40,000 voters.
But it was not easy to disfranchise blacks without raising the serious possibility (which became the reality) that many whites would be written out of politics too.
Delegates "wished to disfranchise most of the Negroes and the uneducated and propertyless whites in order to legally create a conservative electorate," wrote historian Malcolm McMillan.
Many whites upheld Mississippi as a case study that demonstrated the imagined link between social equality and "negro criminality," and it is plain how such arguments fueled movements to disfranchise African American men.
I admit that, prior to the rebellion, by common consent, the right to enslave, as well as to disfranchise both native and foreign born persons, was conceded to the States.
They said it would disfranchise and guarantees would remain only on the paper.
The convention drafted a new state constitution to disfranchise blacks; subsequently, the constitution was ratified in a referendum.
AT a meeting of freemen in St Mary's Hall, William Taunton spoke out against a government bill to disfranchise the freeman, saying he wouldn't even trust his own party, the Whigs, in the matter.