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Felon Disenfranchisement Laws And The Case For Letting Ex-Cons Vote (VIDEO)

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In many states, felons lose their right to vote as a consequence of their crimes. But is this just?

HuffPost Live host Mike Sacks poses the question: "If you're deemed fit to reenter society, shouldn't that also mean you should be trusted to exercise the core feature of citizenship?"

Watch Sacks and guests Shon Hopwood, John Lott, Jeremy Halle and David Leonard discuss this issue in the video above.

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