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Old 09-18-2017, 08:28 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Eric M View Post
... and then made it illegal for them to vote. ...
This is a state thing, she would have nothing to do with it, for example in Michigan felons do not lose the right to vote. They can't vote while in prison or while on parole but after that they can vote. Unless the crime involved something directly connected to voting, like voter fraud.

Just wanted to clarify the point, that not all people lose the right to vote after a conviction. Not that this diminishes the fact that putting a large group of people in jail for 20 years for nonviolent offenses has an effect on elections and the power structure that results.
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