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


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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