The American politic has never experienced the full measure of representation in U.S. politics. This brief is a look at the ongoing and emerging approaches for limiting representative government as well as the crime of voter suppression itself, which ultimately curtails the possibilities of democracy. In this brief, we highlight the current tactics used to implement voter suppression. Finally, we discuss the strategic measures which can be taken to combat disenfranchisement tactics. We think it is important to examine this issue to demonstrate that in spite of the social justice victories of the last half century, there are serious threats to the democratic process.