“Thinks I, what is this country a-coming to? It was ‘lection day, and I was just about to go and vote, myself, if I warn’t too drunk to get there; but when they told me there was a State in this country where they’d let that n***** vote, I drawed out. I says I’ll never vote agin.”

– Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 6. In his diatribe against the government, Pap tries to argue that he refuses to cast a ballot because black men can vote.