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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Iowa: Governor Restores voting Rights to Discharged Felons

For years, Iowa was one of the few states without a long history of race-based vote suppression to deny discharged felons the right to vote.  After Nebraska passed a a law automatically restoring voting rights earlier this year, Iowa stood alone.  Now the governor by executive order will restore voting rights to all persons who have been discharged from prison, probation and parole.  Story here, editorial against felon disenfranchisement here; Roger Clegg on the merits of felon disenfranchisement here.  [Jack Chin]

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