Could California be the latest state to restore voting rights to felons?

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2023
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voting rights and voter fraud, Felons, California
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Before having his sentence commuted by Governor Gavin Newsom last year, Thanh Tran served ten and a half years in prisons and jails across California, a time he described as the “most traumatizing and dehumanizing experience of my life”.

Had he been able to vote during that time, he said he would have maintained some hope that his community still cared about him.

“The focus of incarceration right now in California is about punishment, but if I had the ability to vote, it would still create that tie to the community,”...

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