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dc.contributor.advisorCallahan, John J.
dc.contributor.advisorWyatt-Nichol, Heather
dc.contributor.advisorHenderson, Lenneal
dc.contributor.authorZyriek Enriquez, Lauren M.
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Baltimore. College of Public Affairsen_US
dc.contributor.programUniversity of Baltimore. Doctor of Public Administrationen_US
dc.descriptionD.P.A.. -- University of Baltimore, 2020
dc.descriptionDissertation submitted to the College of Public Affairs of the University of Baltimore in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Public Administration.
dc.description.abstractThe 2016 presidential election was the first to be conducted in over 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act (VRA.) This allowed states to enact election laws that impacted electoral procedures, enacting either voting restriction laws or voting expansion laws. Most of the states that enacted voting restriction laws were southern states; and the states that enacted expansion laws were western states. According to the scholar Daniel Elazar, our country is divided into three different political cultures that identify the distinct characteristics of each state. It is imperative to study the impact on voter turnout these new laws, voter restrictions and expansions, had on the 2016 General Election and determine whether certain variables in the state can be predetermined based on the political culture of each state. It is evident that voter turnout has decreased in the states and the enactment of restrictive voting laws this past decade is aiding in the reduction of voter turnout. This study also demonstrates that the Political Culture of the state contributes to partisanship, ideology, and is a predictor of how the state may act in the future.en_US
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dc.rightsThis item may be protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. It is made available by the University of Baltimore for non-commercial research and educational purposes.
dc.subjectGeneral Election 2008en_US
dc.subjectGeneral Election 2016en_US
dc.subjectPolitical Culture of Statesen_US
dc.subjectVoting Rights Acten_US
dc.subjectVoting Restrictionsen_US
dc.titleImpacts of Voter Turnout: Voting Restriction Laws, Voting Expansion Laws, and the Political Culture of Statesen_US

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