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Modern-day “poll taxes” disenfranchise millions of low-income voters

Mike Ludwig
Salon
“With these laws in particular, they are not race neutral. These laws are deeply rooted in an attempt to exclude Black people from our democracy.”

[T]oday, more than half of those who have lost the right to vote are no longer incarcerated and live in a state that could deny them the right to vote based on their wealth, according to the report.

“With these laws in particular, they are not race neutral,” said Chiraag Bains, director of legal strategies at Demos, in a call with reporters. “These laws are deeply rooted in an attempt to exclude Black people from our democracy.”