Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
"In the event that the people in the States who are perfectly capable of debating and deciding this [felon voting] issue as they see fit for people who have raped, murdered, robbed, or maliciously wounded individuals in their States and been convicted in their State courts. In the event they want to keep their law in effect, what will have to happen is you will have to have a role of registered voters for Federal elections only and a role of voters who are registered for all elections.
Then when you go into that election, assuming the States -- once you actually conduct the election on election day -- want to keep their rules where restitution is important, in a period of years to show they are leading a good life. Whatever the reasons, they want to do what they think is right, as opposed to what people in Washington think is right for them....
I don't think the proponents want to go so far as felons but ex-felons, which would be, I think, a nightmare and insulting, as well."
Experts PhD's, JD's (lawyers), Judges, Members of Congress, Secretaries of States, members of state and federal legislative bodies, Executive Branch officials with significant involvement in felon voting issues, and individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in felon voting issues.[Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Reagan Ranch Presidential Scholar
Member, Reagan Ranch Board of Governors of Young America's Foundation
Partner, McGuire Woods LLP, 1998-present
U.S. Senator (R-VA), 2001-2007
Thomas Jefferson Award for Distinguished Service, International Foodservice Distributors Association, 2006
Chairman's Award, Northern Virginia Technology Council, 2006 Champion of Science, The Science Coalition, 2003
Chair, National Republican Senatorial Committee, 2002
Governor, Virginia, 1994-1998
Thomas Jefferson Scholar, American Legislative Exchange Council, 1998
Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1991-1993
Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 1982-1991
Private Law Practice, 1978-1991
Republican Nominee, Virginia House of Delegates, 1979
Chairman, Young Virginians for Ronald Reagan, 1976