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The New York Times and the Felon Disenfranchisement “Big Lie”



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In an article Saturday on the efforts being made to register convicted felons for voting, the New York Times asserts in passing that felon disenfranchisement laws are “often a holdover from exclusionary Jim Crow-era laws like poll taxes and ballot box literacy tests.” Now, what does that mean exactly?  The answer, I suppose, is that the Times has (again) bought into the Left’s favorite Big Lie on this topic, namely that today’s laws prohibiting felons from voting were racially motivated.  Not so, as I explained years ago on National Review Online.



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