Even when America's underclass isn't formally stripped of its ballot, a slew of barriers come between them and full representation and participation.
Is there a connection between deprivation and a lack of federal representation? The people in territories without a vote sure think so.
Until the 1920s, many states and territories allowed non-citizens to cast ballots. Given their role in American society, it's worth reconsidering the practice.
The poor and minorities are disproportionately locked up—and as a result, disproportionately banned from the polls.
50 years after Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty, tens of millions of second-class Americans are still legally or effectively disenfranchised.