This is how it works. You don’t need Bull Connor and his police dogs and fire hoses to suppress the vote, you just make it incrementally harder and harder for poor people to exercise their rights. This isn’t about withholding the franchise from every poor or black or young person, it’s about the ruling class putting their thumb on the scale just a little bit every time… just enough in a country where half the population is already so disheartened or distracte or bored or fed up with the lack of choices to vote. It only takes a few percentage points here and there and an angry, resentful, self-pitying minority can retain power.
Just remember, real power is always expressed obliquely. SP