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Sunday, March 13, 2005



Felons Can Vote?


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(Hat Tip: GOP Bloggers)

In Nebraska that is.

The new law will automatically restore the voting rights of Nebraska felons two years after they complete their prison sentences or meet the terms of their parole or probation.

Right now, it takes a pardon to restore voting rights in Nebraska, but pardons aren't granted until at least ten years after a sentence is completed.

The Governor of Nebraska (Republican Dave Heineman) vetoed the bill originally but the legislative overrode his veto by 36-11 (six more votes than necessary). The Right to Vote Campaign pushed for the passage of this law, and hopes to spread the horror elsewhere.

"This is yet another great win for our democracy and the movement to end felony disfranchisement across the country," said Rashad Robinson of the Right to Vote Campaign, which assisted in the effort to let Nebraska felons vote.

The Right to Vote Campaign says only five states permanently bar felons from voting. They include Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia and Iowa, and the campaign is hoping to change that.

Great, so now Chester the Molester along with Body Count Bill will now be able to affect public policy along with the rest of the society (check your wallets as Pick Pocket Peter might help himself to seconds). I think I rather have them run for office.



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