Am really getting caught up in the american elections (ftr am an expat brit, left the UK 7 years ago living in phils and working in in italy)
I have read about problems with vote counting machines and other issues concerning ACORN registering fantasy voters which may deter/prevent actually american citizen’s to vote or their vote cast to be counted. That type of disenfranchisement am not querying here
My question is as follows.
Apart from the obvious ( non citizens) Who is legally prohibited to vote in the US?
And following on from that, as I do know that convicted felons are deprived of a vote am very very interested in finding out how this can be justified to be fair, I can accept that problems would exist allowing felons currently serving a sentence to wander out of gaol to vote, but in the light of the opinion that a sentence served means dues to society paid… Is it like gun law? a felon that has lost the right to bear arms also equals a felon has forfeited his right to vote in perpetua?
Does either party have a position on disenfranchised voters as described above?
apologies if i dnt come back to this thread soon am working for the next 20 hours but would love to read some feed back.