“Support for the majority- vote plan reinforced the moderate segregationist position. It did not remove anyone's right to cast a ballot, but it was commonly regarded as hampering African Americans—the stigmatized bloc voters—from making their votes count more effectively at the polls. In similar fashion, especially following passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, southern white politicians devised electoral techniques to offset the rising power of black ballots.” – Civil Rights in America: Racial Voting Rights, U.S. Department of the Interior, 2007
In most states, the winner of an election is determined by a plurality – the candidate with the highest number of votes wins, regardless of whether that number is a majority of votes.
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