Jim Crow–Era Voter Suppression Still Widely Accepted

Going to jail for voting has become a real concern for some Georgians, like Pamela Winn.

Until this week, Winn was worried about casting her own ballot. She’s registered. She knows the politicians and the issues. But she has a felony conviction, too.

Winn’s fears have been stoked by a spate of cases across the country where people have been prosecuted for voting while still on state supervision — despite the fact that none of those votes altered the outcome of any election and the voters did not know it was illegal for them to cast a ballot…

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