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Resource ID: #18595
Subject: Elections
Source: Capital News Service (Univ. of MD)
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Date: Nov. 1

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Capital News Service reports on a bill that would reverse Maryland law that forbids any convicted felon from casting a ballot. The reporter finds statistics showing that blacks, especially males, are "disproportionately disenfranchised more than any other group of persons incarcerated." The story explains the arguments of the proponents and the opponents to prisoners' votes - that present law perpetuates an injustice, on the one hand, and that voting is a privilege, hence criminals should never be allowed to vote, on the other hand.

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