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  Swing state Florida has toughest ex-felon voting rules in the nation

Watch Web extra: Ex-felon in Florida struggles to vote again on PBS. See more from Need To Know. Vikki Hankins, released from federal prison in 2008, cannot vote under Florida law. Hankins wrote a book about her experience in prison and launched Fine Success Magazine following her release.


What effect did Voter ID laws have on the election?

Suevon Lee, ProPublica | Nov. 15, 2012 Elaine Schmottlach has been a ballot clerk in the small southeastern New Hampshire town of Nottingham for the last 25 years. Yet when it came time for her to vote on Nov. 6, she had to show valid photo identification as required under a new state law. Schmottlach […]

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