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Synonyms for disfranchise

deprive of voting rights

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Making things worse for the disfranchisers, Maryland's Democratic Party was itself divided over support for the notoriously corrupt Gorman-Rasin machine, which dominated both state and local politics at the turn of the century and which had nakedly sought to use disfranchisement to eliminate the votes of white reformist Democrat detractors as well as blacks.
Instead, Perman sees the disfranchisers as lawyers manipulating the laws and, especially, the state constitutions.
Morgan Kousser clearly demonstrates that lower-class whites as well as blacks were targets of the disfranchisers, who were invariably upper-class white Democrats, in each ex-Confederate state.
Disfranchisers feared that Williams implied that adequate proof of such effects would make the emerging Southern electoral laws and administrative practices unconstitutional.
Instead of nationally-compelled enfranchisement, the Atlantic encouraged trust in "the good sense of the South," agreed that disfranchisers were "doubtless right in believing that open, avowed suppression of the negro vote--if that vote is to be eliminated--is better for all concerned than a scheme of fraud and chicanery," and urged only that any franchise restrictions be applied equally to both races.