In Florida, more than one in five black adults can’t vote. Not because they lack citizenship or haven’t registered, but because they have, at some point, been convicted of a felony. …More than 20 percent of black adults have lost their right to vote in Kentucky and Virginia, too…
Felon disenfranchisement among black adults has multiplied over the past few decades… In 1980, only two states had black disenfranchisement rates above 10 percent. By 2010, nine states had rates above 10 percent with three of those states being home to disenfranchisement rates north of 20 percent.
So that they can receive federal funding and easier ballot access, but given the results of the last 6 presidential elections, achieving just 1 or 2 percent would be significant progress.
The caucus system is fundamentally unrepresentative, disproportionately dominated by semiorganized bands of activists, and leads to low turnout.
There’s got to be a better way to pick a presidential nominee.