Millions of Americans Barred From Voting This Election

The U.S. has more former felons than at any time in the country’s history – about 6.1 million men and women. But whether or not those felons have the basic democratic right to vote varies dramatically state by state – from Florida, where ex-felons wait years to battle through an uncertain process, to Vermont, one of two states in the nation that allows currently incarcerated prisoners the right to vote. VOA’s Congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson reports.

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