Proposal To Restore DC Inmates Voting Rights

Some lawmakers in DC want to restore voting rights for prisoners while they’re still incarcerated. The Washington Post reports Council member Robert C White Jr plans to propose legislation tomorrow that removes language from a current law that strips voting rights from convicted felons. White said prisoners do not lose their citizenship when they are incarcerated, so they shouldn’t lose their right to vote. At least six members of the Council have agreed to co-introduce the bill.

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