06 Dec Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?
“Felony disenfranchisement is the exclusion from voting of citizens otherwise eligible to vote due to a conviction of a criminal offense. The 14th amendment of the United States prevents citizens from voting who have participated in a “resistance, or other crime” but leaves states to decide which crimes suit for voter disenfranchisement.
Opponents of felon voting rights dispute that a citizen convicted of a felony has broken a social contract and is not fit to participate in a democratic process. Proponents say that this impairs the nation by preventing millions of Americans from participating in democracy and has an unfavorable impact on poor communities.
What are your thoughts? Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?”
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Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?