Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In Wis one-in-nine blacks can’t vote

It is no surprise who felony disenfranchisement hurts the most: those who are disproportionately incarcerated, i.e. black people.
Of the 6.1 million disenfranchised voters, 2.2 million are African American, which means one in 13 voting age black people is disenfranchised — more than four times the rate of non-black disenfranchised voters, according to the Sentencing Project.
One and a half percent of all Wisconsinites were disenfranchised in 2016, but 8.8 percent of African Americans were disenfranchised in Wisconsin.
According to the ACLU of Wisconsin one out of nine Black voters in Wisconsin are disenfranchised compgo ared to one out of 50 white voters, giving the state the 11th highest rate of disenfranchisement in the U.S.
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