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Felony Disenfranchisement & the Presidential Election

BY: SOFIA TARAFA As Lyndon B. Johnson once observed, “A man without a vote is a man without protection. He is virtually helpless.”[1] Sadly, millions of U.S. citizens are rendered helpless by felon disenfranchisement laws.[2] These laws not only leave those convicted of a felony without a vote, but also deprive the U.S. of a […]

Florida Takes Another Stab at Purging Voter Rolls

BY MICHAEL BOLLING — Just before the 2012 presidential election, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) unveiled a plan to purge voting rolls of those who were (in theory) ineligible to vote. This attempted purge was proffered by Governor Scott as targeting non-citizens who were ineligible to vote, in an alleged attempt to protect the sanctity […]