SPLC files lawsuit to restore voting rights for felons

The organization is representing six plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit.

Posted: Mar 27, 2018 11:14 PM
Updated: Mar 28, 2018 8:56 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a federal lawsuit to restore the voting rights of convicted felons.

Tuesday the SPLC held a news conference in front of the Secretary of State's Office who is named in the lawsuit.

The organization is representing six plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit.

Anyone convicted of a felony in the state is banned from voting for life. It affects an estimated 40,000 Mississippians.

Mississippi is one of four states with lifetime ban for all disenfranchising offenses.

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