In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has restored the right to vote to a small sliver of felons who have served their time. A constitutional amendment on the ballot would change that.
John Oliver shines light on the pressing problem of felon disenfranchisement in a hilarious yet thoroughly fact-based report.
If you live in Alabama and have a felony record, you’ll probably need a lawyer to help you figure out what “moral turpitude” means — otherwise you may not be allowed to vote. But a new digital tool is helping to clarify the voting rights restoration process for voters with past felony convictions — just in time for the midterm elections.
With the Pennsylvania Supreme Court putting an end to gerrymandered congressional districts and Florida voters putting an important initiative on the November ballot, it has been a big week for all those seeking fair elections.
The disenfranchisement of felons has played a key role in the outcome of elections throughout the country. In 2000, it even decided the presidential race. What impact will this undemocratic practice have this year?