A Photo for Friday: “The Power of the Vote”

The Power of the Vote
“The Power of the Vote”
Austin, TX
March 7, 2020
FILED UNDER: Photo for Friday, Photography
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. Jay L Gischer says:

    I love me a good mural. And that’s one.

  2. gVOR08 says:

    I see people starting to worry about the effect of coronavirus on voting in the remaining primaries and in the general. There’s plenty of time to expand vote by mail for the general, but I’d bet there are Republican consultants right now studying whether there’s partisan advantage in not doing so. My estimate is any restriction on voting helps Rs. The olds are more directly threatened, but my guess is it would mostly be another barrier to people for whom voting is already a pain because they can’t get off work, lack transport, need to find care for the kids, or whatever.

  3. de stijl says:

    It is astonishing that that 101 years ago women could not vote here in the US.

    Depending on how old you are, you could have known women who were constitutionally inelegible to vote when they were young adults.

  4. DrDaveT says:

    @de stijl:

    Depending on how old you are, you could have known women who were constitutionally inelegible to vote when they were young adults.

    I knew two of my great-grandmothers; they both died when I was in my teens. One was born in 1891; the other was born in 1893. So, yeah.

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