The Teaparty wave of 2010 had dire consequences. 27 States became Republican, a.k.a. Teabagger, government controlled. Since 1865, the trend, albeit a slow one, was to increase the voting population as anyone knows, government works better when more are involved in its selection.
This article details how the states aforementioned have systematically discriminated against their favorite discriminatees: the very poor. Thanks to Alternet for their great reporting.