Maine and Vermont are the only two states that allow felons to vote, even while incarcerated. Nine other states disenfranchise felons permanently, while the norm is to disallow voting only while serving a sentence and perhaps during probation.
The Felon Voting Organization estimated that there are currently nearly 6 million felons who are disenfranchised. That's nearly 2% of the US population.
Should convicted felons get to vote while in prison, after serving their term or ever?
Could the prison vote make a difference in an election - locally, or at federal or state level?
Do you think a politician would ever pander to the prisoners ...perhaps while covertly trying to change laws to allow them to vote?
What kind of leader do you think the general felon population would support, or perhaps the group is too diverse to categorize??
Edit: Another question, what's a wild estimated of the percentage of felons that would bother voting even if they could?
Edited, Mar 5th 2013 2:12pm by Elinda