Task 2A: Voting practice in the USA

Voting practice in the USA is a debated issue because of the voting system which is based on indirect elections, making the popular vote weigh less in the outcome of elections. Newer problems with the voting practice emerged after 2011, when many states started imposing different voting restrictions.

Materials in Appendix 1 from your exam set cover this topic. Below we outline each of the materials and continue with an account of the reasons voting practice is still in issue in the USA.

Outline of materials in Appendix 1

Text 1- Public Appeal

The text is an excerpt from Barack Obama’s public letter, delivered on the 50th anniversary of Selma. 

The city became popular because of the Selma Voting Rights Movement and the Selma to Montgomery marches...

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