McClatchy DC: Alabama law could allow more people to vote


Danielle Lang, deputy director of voting rights at Campaign Legal Center, said there are still deeply troubling aspects to the state's disenfranchisement law.

"Alabama still continues to be one of only a dozen states that disenfranchises people permanently even though they have fully completed their sentence," Lang said.

People in Alabama can apply to have their voting rights restored, but must have paid their court-ordered fees and fines. "That functions as nothing more than a modern day poll tax," Lang said.

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