Voting Restriction In The United States

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The issue on voting rights of people who have committed a felony is very important one, because it has had a significant impact from voting turnout in recent elections. According to The Sentencing Project, approximatively 5.3 millions of people were unable to vote due to a felony conviction in the 2008 election. This number affects mostly minorities group such African American and Latino who make up more than 60 % of prison population despite being only 28% of US population (We The People, 330). Until this law is revere, this number will continue to growth with minorities unfairly excluded from voting at much higher rate. Consequently, these restrictions have had and will continue to impact the voting turnout in US at federal and local election.

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