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January 18, 2012 (CNN)

CNN Poll on Felony Disenfranchisement - An Issue in 2012 Election

At Monday's Republican debate in South Carolina, presidential candidates sparred over whether people with felony convictions should be allowed to vote, with front runner, Mitt Romney, saying, "I think who committed violent crimes should not be allowed to vote again."

"It's really the first time in a while we have seen significant opposition against restoring rights," said Marc Mauer, executive director of The Sentencing Project.

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Issue Area(s): Felony Disenfranchisement