Links for 2009-08-05

  • In case you didn’t already know: Not only do the majority of US states prevent people in prison (around 2 million) from voting, but many also stop anyone convicted of a felony from voting EVER. says "An estimated 5.26 million people (as of 2004) with a felony conviction are barred from voting in federal, state, and local elections – a condition known as disenfranchisement." The voting age population in the US is around 230 million, so this represents around 2.5% of the population – and of course with a higher proportion of minorities than the general population.

~ by Lynn Duffy on August 5, 2009.

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