Does the U.S. have a modern poll tax?
Jul 31, 2019

Does the U.S. have a modern poll tax?

A judge rules against nonprofits' "dark money" donors. Audi's ex-CEO gets caught up in the VW diesel scandal. How states still block people who can't afford to pay court fines from voting.

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Voting rights advocates equate fees to modern-day poll tax

In most states, a felony conviction can result in the loss of voting rights for some period of time.
Voters cast ballots in Chestertown, Maryland, in October 2018.
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Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director

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