What tactic did the ku klux klan use to influence elections in the south?
Intimidation of black citizens and of Republicans. This helped create the "Solid South" one-party rule that was to last for about 100 years.
Using religion to justify murder, mayhem and atrocities is a common tactic of zealots. The Klan used Christianity, a religion that calls for peace and love, to beat, assault, mutilate and murder African Americans. Using a convoluted theory of Noah's descendant, Ham, being cursed, the Klan claimed this meant God wanted us to all be segregationists and prevent race-mixing.
The options are only one of the following: A. Democrats regained control of state governments. B. Democrats passed laws enforcing the Reconstruction Acts. C. Scalawags and carpetbaggers increased their political influence. D. Southern Republicans increased efforts to protect the rights of freedmen. E. Republicans increased party member ship in the South. A... which doesn't make sense.