State of the New State | Feature | Tucson Weekly

State of the New State | Feature | Tucson Weekly.

Illiterates were banned from voting in the 1912 elections. The first state Legislature passed a law requiring that voters be able to “read the Constitution of the United States in the English language … and to write his name.” The Democratic Legislature was apparently aiming this law primarily at Mexican Americans, believing them to lean Republican in general. Sounds familiar – and here we are in the 21st century. WTF?

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