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Felon voting rights expanded in 23 states

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A study of felony disenfranchisement laws has found that 800,000 former felons have been returned to the voter rolls in the past decade.Those changes were made despite 'political challenges that hinder reform and can make it difficult for elected officials to extend civil rights to persons with felony convictions' said Nicole Porter, author of the report and the Sentencing Project's state advocacy coordinator.

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