Why some Americans are paying thousands to vote

Why some Americans are paying thousands to vote

When Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison on felony charges, he lost more than his freedom, he lost his right to vote. And he's not alone — as of 2020, nearly 5.2 million Americans who are former felons were banned from voting. Today, 48 states have some form of barrier to felon voter participation, with at least 30 states having laws that require former felons to pay fines and fees before they can vote. Only two states, Maine and Vermont, and most recently Washington, D.C., do not strip felons of their voting rights, and even allow them to vote while serving their sentence.
Tue, Oct 20 20201:05 PM EDT
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