Did You Know? Felon Voting Pro and Con Info, from ProCon.org

Submitted by David Borden on (Issue #624)

Did you know that more than 10 million US citizens have lost the right to vote because of felony convictions, and more than five million are currently not allowed to vote because of justice system involvement?

The past several weeks Drug War Chronicle has presented tidbits from the ProCon.org family of web sites, mostly from MedicalMarijuana.ProCon.org. In this last of six installments, we highlight FelonVoting.Procon.Org, which explores the question, "should felons be allowed to vote?" through an exhaustive set of background documents and arguments presented in a pro/con format.

See the page, Disenfranchised Totals by State for the above-cited statistic and state figures, or visit FelonVoting.Procon.Org.

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