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Steven Witzel and Amanda Giglio

The fundamental nature of the right to vote was under scrutiny during the 2018 midterm elections, involving ongoing allegations in several states of voter suppression, eligibility and fraud. Another aspect of the right to vote was on the ballot in Florida, where voters approved a referendum that lifted the lifelong voting ban imposed on otherwise eligible voters who had been convicted of a felony. This column addresses yet another facet of the right to vote: its relative strength, as it is affected by a practice colloquially known as “prison gerrymandering” through which incarcerated people are counted as residents of the towns where they are imprisoned (rather than where they lived before they were incarcerated) for purposes of drawing parameters for legislative districts.

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