Conned: How Millions Went to Prison, Lost the Vote, and Helped Send George W. Bush to the White House by Sasha Abramsky
Reviewed by Anna Godbersen
"It is an unfortunate contradiction: As the United States tries to spread democracy abroad, the democratic rights of its own citizens may not be in order. Such, anyway, is the argument of Sasha Abramsky's Conned, a cross-country treatise on the voting rights of felons. 'We are becoming a country that boasts of its universal suffrage,' he writes, 'yet disenfranchises millions.' Ground zero for scandal at the polls is still Florida, where, Abramsky argues, the half million felons who did not have the right to vote in 2000 could easily have changed the outcome of the presidential election that year." Read the entire Esquire Review.