Felony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.
In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.
Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.
In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.