Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Fall 2021

Department 1

Political Science


It is no secret that today's media landscape is saturated with various narratives and frames that dictate how political events and debates are consumer by the American public. This paper seeks to analyze how national and local media outlets frame the Election Integrity Protection Act of 2021, one of the numerous voting bills that followed the 2020 Election. My expectation is that these sources will vary in terms of their partisan skew as a result of their geographic location and the ideologies of their viewers. This qualitative media analysis focuses on how each publication does or does not align one of two sides of the partisan debate surrounding voting legislation, being voter suppression versus election integrity.


Written for POL 201: Race and the Right to Vote