Voter Suppression Tactics Across America

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  • Cleveland, voter suppression billboard
  • Republican Party, voter suppression
  • voter suppression, New Hampshire
  • convicted felons, voter suppression
  • voter suppression, NAACP
  • voter suppression, Florida, Virginia

Suppression of Convicted Felons

Virginia, Florida, Kentucky and Iowa permanently strip those with felony convictions of their voting rights, even if they are no longer incarcerated. In all, 48 states restrict voting for convicted felons at some point during their conviction, effectively suppressing the votes of an estimated 5.8 million people across the country, according to the NAACP’s felony disenfranchisement report 

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