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Voter Suppression

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Voter suppression is alleged to be a strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from exercising the right to vote.

An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office.

Voter Suppression In Debbie Wasserman Schultz Race? by The Young Turks

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It is distinguished from political campaigning in that campaigning attempts to change likely voting behavior by changing the opinions of potential voters through persuasion and organization.

Voting is a method for a group such as a meeting or an electorate to make a decision or express an opinion, usually following discussions, debates or election campaigns.

A Political campaign is an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making process within a specific group.

Emergency Voter Suppression Lawsuit Filed In New York by TYT Politics

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Voter suppression, instead, attempts to reduce the number of voters who might vote against a candidate or proposition advocated by the suppressors.

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The tactics of voter suppression can range from minor dirty tricks that make voting inconvenient, to illegal activities that physically intimidate prospective voters to prevent them from casting ballots.

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Voter suppression could be effective if a significant amount of voters are intimidated or disenfranchised.

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