PositiveThe Washington PostUnrigged is...a thoughtful and important follow-up to Daley’s earlier book, Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count ... three-quarters of the way through Unrigged, all seems right with America and our democracy ... Alas, Daley’s story does not end there—and his book starts to feel more like Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities ... Daley is far from optimistic about where America is headed in 2020 ... Yet, Daley closes Unrigged with a pale glimmer of hope[.]
PositiveThe Washington PostWith the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, many Americans (except African Americans and Latinos) believed that the voting rights fight was over—taken care of, time to move on. Democracy won. Next. But as Carol Anderson demonstrates in her powerful new book, One Person, No Vote, the right to vote—a central tenet of our democracy—is under threat ... Her book drills down into how the right to vote is being slowly erased with too few of us noticing ... One Person, No Vote is an important sequel to Anderson’s White Rage, which examined the nefarious ways white America sought to oppress, repress and marginalize African Americans after the Civil War ... While Anderson notes some progress in battling voter suppression, she remains clear-sighted about the continuing dangers. She decries the ways voter suppression skews the electorate and the resulting consequences to our democracy.