Should Every Vote Count?

Nearly 1.4 million black men have no political voice

who choose not to support the bill cannot talk about freedom around the world if they don’t deal with making every vote count in the United States.”
Categories of Felons Who Cannot Vote
(States with most disenfranchised black male felons)

STATE

PRISONERS

PROBATIONERS

PAROLEES

EX-FELONS

TOTAL BLACK MALE DISENFRANCHISED FELONS

Alabama

certain offenses

105,000

California

 

 

69,500

Florida

•204,600

Georgia

 

66,400

Illinois

 

• 

 

24,100

Maryland

for 3 years/2nd felony

67,900

Michigan

 

 

 

22,700

Mississippi

certain offenses

81,700

Missouri

 

20,100

New Jersey

 

65,200

New York

 

 

62,700

North Carolina

 

46,900

Ohio

 

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• 

 

23,800

South Carolina

 

26,100

Tennessee

convicted post-1981

38,300

Texas

 

156,600

Virginia

110,000

U.S. Total

49

31

36

13*

1,367,100

* INCLUDES STATES WITH PARTIAL RESTRICTIONS; SOURCE: THE SENTENCING PROJECT

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