Editorial: Tear down voting rights wall

The Quad City Times

A new report released last week shows just how steep the hill is for people who have felony convictions to get their voting rights restored. The report, issued by the Campaign Legal Center and the Civil Rights Clinic at Georgetown Law, found that a majority of states, 30 in all, condition a person’s voting rights on their ability to pay fines, fees or restitution that resulted from criminal convictions.

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