How U.S. rules on former felons voting can swing presidential elections

You’ve probably seen an article trying to pinpoint the portion of the electorate that will make the difference in the 2012 election. Whether it be soccer moms, Latinos, Africa -Americans, Jewish Americans, college-educated voters, workin- class whites, Asians, most of this analysis is interesting, if a little overboard. Yet, there is one group of Americans who loom large in number and receive little attention in presidential elections: felons. [cont.]

Harry Enten, Guardian