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Question 1: Many ________ intentionally disfranchise people based on criminal conviction by law.
ConnecticutU.S. stateMassachusettsColorado

Question 2: Under the ________ single member voting system the highest polling candidate is elected as opposed to a candidate that has an absolute majority of votes.
Instant-runoff votingProportional representationPlurality voting systemUnited Kingdom

Question 3: Both the ________ and the New Progressive Party have rejected the status quo that permits disfranchisement (from their distinct respective positions on the ideal enfranchised status for the island-nation of Puerto Rico).
Puerto Rican Nationalist PartyHostosian National Independence MovementSocialist FrontPuerto Rican Independence Party

Question 4: In the ________, not all prisoners are denied the right to vote while in prison.
CanadaEnglandWalesUnited Kingdom

Question 5: Disfranchisement (also called disenfranchisement) is the revocation of the right of ________ (the right to vote) to a person or group of people, or rendering a person's vote less effective, or ineffective.
Women's suffrageSuffrageSlaveryUniversal suffrage

Question 6: Preferential voting is used throughout ________, Ireland and in some states in the United States.
CanadaUnited KingdomAustraliaBarbados

Question 7: Voters in the ________, the U.S.
AtlantaBostonWashington, D.C.Phoenix, Arizona

Question 8: The ________ was involved in both cases.
Jim Crow lawsNAACP Legal Defense and Educational FundAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1896–1954)African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)

Question 9: Preferential voting systems (also referred to as instant run-off voting and ________) seeks to minimize the percentage of disfranchisement as a result of the voting system.
Condorcet methodInstant-runoff votingPlurality voting systemBorda count

Question 10: ________
American Civil WarAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)Ku Klux KlanDisfranchisement after Reconstruction era


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