MS legislative leader introduces bill to allow some felons to regain voting rights

A Northeast Mississippi lawmaker is attempting to tweak a portion of existing law to allow some formerly convicted felons to have their voting rights restored, but a civil rights attorney believes the proposal is flawed. House Judiciary B Chairman Nick Bain, R-Corinth, filed House Bill 630 that would allow former felons who have had their crimes expunged, or removed from their criminal record, to register to vote. “This process would simplify suffrage restoration and make it easier for formerly incarcerated felons,” Bain told the Daily Journal. Taylor Vance, The Daily Journal. 

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