Should Former Felons Have The Right To Vote?

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Lucy Morgan, senior correspondent, Tampa Bay Times
Marc Mauer, executive director, The Sentencing Project
Roger Clegg, president and general counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity

More than 5.85 million Americans are not allowed to vote because they have committed felonies, according to a report from The Sentencing Project. While some states require complex processes for ex-felons to request restoration of voting rights, others permit felons to vote from prison.

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