Disenfranchise

“… The burden of disenfranchisement continues to fall heavily upon blacks generally, but especially blacks in the South. For example, a 2010 analysis by the Sentencing Project, a Washington research and advocacy group, estimated that in three states — Florida, Kentucky and Virginia — more than one in five African-Americans had lost the right to vote because of felony convictions…”

[EDITORIAL, Restoring the Vote in Virginia, By THE NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD (Published: June 1, 2013)]

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