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CSUSB professor co-authors article examining how women have voted after the 19th Amendment was ratified 100 years ago
Aug. 19, 2020

In an article about the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight staff writer, wrote: “But it took a surprisingly long time for women to become the electoral force that suffragists predicted. After the passage of the amendment, women were not broadly mobilized, and in many places, women of color continued to face barriers to voting. This meant that the first women to vote were largely white, wealthy or living in states that made it easier for women to vote.”

Read the complete article at “Women won the right to vote 100 years ago. They didn’t start voting differently from men until 1980.

Conroy also participated in a live blog during the Aug. 18 broadcast of the virtual Democratic National Convention with FiveThiryEight staff writers and contributors. That can be viewed at the FiveThirtyEight live blog webpage.

This news clip and others may be viewed at “In the Headlines.”