Claims have circulated this election season about the extent of voter fraud. But putting rhetoric aside to look at the facts makes clear fraud is vanishingly rare, and does not happen on a scale even close to that necessary to “rig” an election.
Under current Nebraska law, citizens who have successfully completed a sentence for a felony conviction must wait two years before their rights are restored. This bill would remove that waiting period.
In McCutcheon v. FEC, four justices of the U.S. Supreme Court described the government’s interest in passing campaign finance laws in terms of “electoral integrity” but did not fully flesh out what the concept might mean for this area of law.
The Florida Supreme Court approved the text of a ballot initiative that, if approved by voters, would amend the state’s constitution to restore voting rights to certain Americans with past criminal convictions who have completed their sentences.