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    Voting (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

    We are in the midst of a Republican-led national campaign to restrict voting. According to the Brennan Center, 18 states have already enacted 30 laws this year that will make voting more difficult. The federal government has the ability to pass national laws to mitigate the effects of many state-level restrictions, such as the “For

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    (photo: Kevin P. Coughlin/Governor’s Office)

    More than 49,000 people on parole in New York had their voting rights restored under a conditional pardon order, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, in the year-and-a-half since it’s been in effect.

    The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision told Gotham Gazette Thursday that 49,485 people have been re-enfranchised since the program launched in May 2018. Of those, 7,943 were later revoked, either because of a parole violation or a new conviction. Officials won't say how many parolees were not

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    Lymus Rivera and family (photo: Beatrix Lockwood)

    This is part of AGENDA 2019, a joint Gotham Gazette-City Limits project
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    Advocates say misinformation and lack of education can suppress votes

    Lymus Rivera brought his whole family to the polls on Election Day. His wife and daughter were there, and his son even brought his grandson along. They took pictures and stood proudly alongside him