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A Survey of Felon Voting Rights on Super Tuesday


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A Survey of Felon Voting Rights on Super Tuesday

Nathalie Baptiste

Millions of Americans will cast ballots on Super Tuesday and in November, but many people will have no choice but to stay away from the polls. State felony disenfranchisement laws in 48 states prevent nearly six million citizens from exercising their voting rights, according to a 2015 Sentencing Project policy brief. More than two million, or nearly 40 percent, of these disenfranchised people are African American