felon disenfranchisement

She's appealing a five-year prison sentence and fighting to save her home, all so the state can prop up the myth of "voter fraud." There are serious questions about the case against her.
The nation’s capital is set to consider legislation that would let people with felony convictions vote while in prison.
Americans favor letting people vote once they finish their sentences, but are much more hesitant about letting them vote while incarcerated.
The idea is dividing Democrats. But in states where it's already a reality, it doesn't seem particularly controversial.
Critics say the measure is akin to a poll tax and violates the will of voters, who recently lifted the state's lifetime voting ban for people with felonies.
Bernie Sanders came out in favor of letting felons vote while jailed. So far, no other candidate seeking the Democratic nomination has been willing to join him.
"You’re still living in American society and you have a right to vote," the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful said.
“I don’t believe that voting rights should be forever stripped, and I don’t believe restoration should be in the hands of a single person,” she said.
Starting at midnight on Tuesday, most former felons in the state who have completed the terms of their sentence can register to vote.
Floridians overwhelmingly approved a measure to automatically restore voting rights to up to 1.4 million people. Local election officials haven't gotten any guidance on how it should be implemented.
Organizers will have to educate people about their eligibility -- and that's just the beginning.
The results of 2018 midterm elections across the U.S. will determine whose votes will count for at least a decade.
About 1.5 million people can't vote in Florida because of a felony conviction. A proposal on the ballot this fall could change that.
“Why would she vote illegally?" her attorney said. "What benefit does she receive by doing that?"
The state would be just the third where felons in jail could cast a ballot.
“I characterize this stage of the race like trench warfare,” says a Virginia politics watcher.
They're asking the state Supreme Court to hold Gov. Terry McAuliffe in contempt.