Late last week, Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill that will restore the right to vote for felons who have completed their jail or prison sentences. The new law is expected to make more than 50,000 people convicted of felonies eligible to vote right away, making it the largest voting rights expansion that the state […]
Minnesota Supreme Court Confirms Felon Can’t Vote
Last week, the Minnesota Supreme Court opted not to restore voting rights for felons on probation. In the majority decision, the group wrote that while certain state laws may disproportionately harm people of color, stripping felons of voting rights is not unconstitutional. The decision stems from a 2019 lawsuit that takes issue with the wording […]
Should Not Voting Be A Crime?
Voting is one of the essential liberties guaranteed to Americans over the age of 18. We’ve made it to Election Day, and many of you have probably already expressed your right as an American citizen and voted today. But what about those people who decide not to vote? Considering all the lives that were lost and […]