Lynchings were in part a voter suppression tool. Lynchings occurred more frequently just prior to elections and in areas where the power of the Democratic Party was at risk. Lynchings for electoral purposes declined in the early 1900s, with the advent of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.

Lynchings were in part a voter suppression tool. Lynchings occurred more frequently just prior to elections and in areas where the power of the Democratic Party was at risk. Lynchings for electoral purposes declined in the early 1900s, with the advent of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.
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