Not All Voters Get a V.I.P. Pass

October 29, 2004 | | AlterNet |
As America seeks to spread its enviable brand of democracy around the world, it would do us well to cut down our velvet ropes here at home.
A recent study on voter purges conducted by the Right to Vote Campaign along with two of its national partners, ACLU and Demos, showed that in all of the 15 states it surveyed not one had a legislative standard for purging people with felony convictions, nor did many of the states have a legitimate way of informing people that their names were removed. Meaning: you could be incorrectly purged from the voter rolls and not know until Election Day.