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Leah Aden in Fusion: Felony Disenfranchisement Laws Are Part of History of Excluding People of Color from Political Process8/19/16
These people had their voting rights restored and then yanked away again
Leah Aden, senior counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, says that after 2008, people of color participated in the electoral process in record numbers; black and brown voters in most age groups vote Democrat. This may influence why some legislators don’t have the appetite for supporting restoration laws, Aden says.
Voting Rights Success? Not So Fast