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Ex Felons Voting Rights

Review Exposes Trouble With State's 2012 Elections

AP | BY RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — At least 12 Iowa residents wrongly had their ballots rejected in the 2012 presidential election because of inaccuracies in th...

Emily Swanson

Even Felons Shouldn't Lose The Vote Forever, Americans Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Eleven states strip some former prisoners of their right to vote forever. But most Americans don't support such a punishment even for felons, accordin...

Our Nation has a Secret: Felony Disenfranchisement in America

Jotaka L. Eaddy | Posted 02.09.2014 | Black Voices
Jotaka L. Eaddy

Today, nearly 4.4 million people in America have families, own homes and have even started their own businesses. They are pursuing the American Dream with one exception -- they cannot vote.

The Right to Vote, and Other Liberal Entitlements

Gihan Perera | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Gihan Perera

The words of Justice Scalia still sting to people of common sense and decency. More than week after labeling the right to vote as a racial entitlement, many in the country are still left to wonder if this Court can help prepare us for the next century.

A Step Forward in Virginia on Restoring Voting Rights

Vishal Agraharkar | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Vishal Agraharkar

In using his annual address to call for automatic rights restoration, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell joins other Republican politicians who recognize automatic voting rights restoration is a smart-on-crime reform that it is consistent with American values and ideals.

WATCH: 2 Chainz Teaches Ex-Felons How To Get Their Voting Rights Back

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 10.24.2012 | Black Voices

Some 5.85 million Americans will likely be barred from voting on Nov. 6, not because of voter ID restrictions but because of the myriad laws that dise...

Michael McLaughlin

Record Number Of Felons Denied Right To Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.12.2012 | Crime

A record number of Americans with criminal records cannot vote in what is expected to be a tight presidential election, a new study says. More tha...

A Dark Day for Democracy in Iowa

Lee Rowland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Rowland

Terry Branstad has revoked a policy signed in 2005 by former Gov. Vilsack that automatically restored voting rights to individuals with criminal convictions once they had completed their sentences.

Fifty Years later, the Oldest Survivor of Death Row USA Casts Ballot for Obama

Joan Cheever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joan Cheever

Moreese Bickham spent 13, 695 days behind bars; 37 years and six months in the Louisiana State Penitentiary. He stayed 14 years and 10 months on Loui...