Steve June 11, 2022
the-movement-to-restore-ex-felons’-voting-rights-is-now-focusing-on-the-states

Felony disenfranchisement laws are rooted in the Jim Crow era and were implemented to suppress Black electoral power, In recent years, voting rights advocates and state lawmakers have made significant strides in restoring voting rights to U.S. citizens with felony convictions.In the 2020 U.S. presidential election, 5.17 million people were disenfranchised due to a felony conviction, according to the Sentencing Project — 15% fewer than in 2016, as states implemented measures to restore voting rights to people with felony convictions who served their sentences. From 2016 to 2020,2022-06-11 14:08:00,Read More

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