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Ex-Offenders Now Have Renewed Voting Rights In California 

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California residents that have done time in prison and completed their parole will soon have their voting rights again, thanks to efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union and a host of other organizations mandated to securing the franchise for marginalized groups. The decision came once an Alameda County Superior Judge ruled that a California state secretary’s efforts to realign prisoners from the state to county custody—thereby blocking their voting rights—was unconstitutional. 60,000 Californians had been disenfranchised as a result of the realignment initiative. Read more at the Los Angeles Times.


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