Why shouldn’t felons be allowed to vote? I think every U.S. citizen should have the right to vote, even if the incarcerated. If the government actions will affect you, you should have the right to vote.

262,000 of the 5.8 million American that are prohibited from voting because of a current or previous felony are from Alabama. That’s greater than the population of Birmingham.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said too many states strip ex-felons of the right to vote, disproportionately impacting minority communities.

Florida ranked first with 1.5 million ineligible to vote due to a felony conviction. Mississippi, Kentucky, Virginia, Alabama and Tennessee follow Florida in that order. Read more at Al.com