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Florida Restored Voting Rights to Felons … Is Iowa Next?
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Civil rights advocates say this could be the year Iowa felons get their voting rights back. Iowa is now only one of two states that ban felons from voting. Florida recently changed its laws to allow offenders to vote again and advocates hope Iowa follows suit. "Iowa is the leader in a whole range of civil rights issues and in this case Iowa is not. This is the chance to make that different and to make that better," says ALCU of Iowa Policy Director, Daniel Zeno .