America’s second-class citizens: Why more than six million Americans cannot vote

Source: Al Jazeera, 2016

More than six million Americans of voting age – that is one out of every 40 people of voting age in the country will be ineligible to vote in the upcoming elections. They are people who have been convicted of a felony, a crime typically punishable by more than a year in prison, and who, as a result, have had their voting rights taken away from them.