Sunday, September 28, 2008

Will This have an Effect?

Since the late 1990s, nineteen states have changed "felony disenfranchisement policies" to reduce restrictions and expand voter eligibility of the formerly incarcerated.  A new report from The Sentencing Project in Washington, D.C. examines the movement to re-enfranchise over three-quarters of a million citizens, especially in the past few years.

The report's release coincides with the introduction of legislation in Congress to secure federal voting rights.  Given efforts by the GOP in Southern states to take away the right to vote for so many, we need this federal legislation. 

We have to wonder if this will have any effect on the November elections.

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