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US voter suppression: Analysts say African Americans targeted

Across the US, The Sentencing Project says about six million convicted felons cannot vote due to various state laws.

Voter suppression is a contentious issue in the United States, with an estimated six million convicted criminals unable to vote.

Some analysts say the system specifically targets African Americans, who are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system.

They are also four times more likely than any other racial group to be disenfranchised.

Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from Iowa City.