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Reply to "Black Voting Rights Under Attack"

Barwick, look at this data from Human Rights Watch, and tell me again that there is no racial motivation to these purges of voter lists. And do try to say it with a straight face, OK?

The last column of this table gives the % of adult black males that are currently disenfranchized in each state.

Human Rights Watch Report: Losing the Vote

State

Total Felons

Rate for Total*

Black Men

Rate for Black Men**

Alabama

241,100

7.5%

105,000

31.5%

Alaska

4,900

1.2%

500

6.3%

Arizona

74,600

2.3%

6,600

12.1%

Arkansas

27,400

1.5%

10,700

9.2%

California

241,400

1.0%

69,500

8.7%

Colorado

15,700

0.6%

3,500

6.1%

Connecticut

42,200

1.7%

13,700

14.8%

Delaware

20,500

3.7%

8,700

20.0%

District of Columbia

8,700

2.0%

8,100

7.2%

Florida

647,100

5.9%

204,600

31.2%

Georgia

134,800

2.5%

66,400

10.5%

Hawaii

3,000

0.3%

100

0.9%

Idaho

3,800

0.5%

100

2.7%

Illinois

38,900

0.4%

24,100

4.5%

Indiana

16,800

0.4%

6,800

4.6%

Iowa

42,300

2.0%

4,800

26.5%

Kansas

7,800

0.4%

2,800

5.6%

Kentucky

24,000

0.8%

7,000

7.7%

Louisiana

26,800

0.9%

19,600

4.8%

Maine

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

Maryland

135,700

3.6%

67,900

15.4%

Massachusetts

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

Michigan

42,300

0.6%

22,700

5.4%

Minnesota

56,000

1.6%

7,200

17.8%

Mississippi

145,600

7.4%

81,700

28.6%

Missouri

58,800

1.5%

20,100

11.3%

Montana

2,100

0.3%

0

2.9%

Nebraska

11,900

1.0%

2,100

10.2%

Nevada

16,800

1.4%

4,000

10.0%

New Hampshire

2,100

0.2%

100

3.8%

New Jersey

138,300

2.3%

65,200

17.7%

New Mexico

48,900

4.0%

3,700

24.1%

New York

126,800

0.9%

62,700

6.2%

North Carolina

96,700

1.8%

46,900

9.2%

North Dakota

700

0.1%

0

1.1%

Ohio

46,200

0.6%

23,800

6.2%

Oklahoma

37,200

1.5%

9,800

12.3%

Oregon

7,300

0.3%

900

4.5%

Pennsylvania

34,500

0.4%

18,900

5.2%

Rhode Island

13,900

1.8%

2,800

18.3%

South Carolina

48,300

1.7%

26,100

7.6%

South Dakota

2,100

0.4%

100

3.5%

Tennessee

97,800

2.4%

38,300

14.5%

Texas

610,000

4.5%

156,600

20.8%

Utah

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

Vermont

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

Virginia

269,800

5.3%

110,000

25.0%

Washington

151,500

3.7%

16,700

24.0%

West Virginia

6,700

0.5%

900

4.4%

Wisconsin

48,500

1.3%

14,900

18.2%

Wyoming

14,100

4.1%

400

27.7%

         

U.S. Total

3,892,400

2.0%

1,367,100

13.1%

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