Answer the following questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. The questions are primarily based on the readings from Ballot Blocked: The Political Erosion of the Voting Rights Act, but you are welcome to draw on other readings to supplement your responses. Make sure to cite any idea that it not your own original thought, and to use your own words (paraphrase rather than quote) whenever possible. write the question before the answer
In Ballot Blocked: The Political Erosion of the Voting Rights Act, what research question is Rhodes trying to answer? What is his overall argument (answer to the question)?
What is Rhodes’ methodological approach to answering this question? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this approach?
According to Rhodes, what did the Voting Rights Act do? What three factors contributed to its enactment?
In Shelby County v. Holder (2013), what was the Court’s rationale? In other words, how did the majority support its decision?