Voting rights don’t boost political participation
Two major efforts to expand suffrage in India’s history were followed by a decline in voter turnout, finds a new study
In colonial India, only those with a certain level of income and property could vote. This changed in 1950, when everyone got a vote, regardless of stature. But historical election data shows letting more citizens vote did not necessarily lift political participation or competition.
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