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Pro to the question "Should People Who Have Completed Felony Sentences Be Allowed to Vote?"

“But we get it. Too many states permanently disenfranchise felons — even after they’ve served their time. In the the broader commitment to criminal justice reform, several states have restored released felon voting rights. Two states allow currently incarcerated felons voting privileges — Maine and, yes, Vermont…

Instead of the state he represents, Brooklyn-born Bernie would do well to look homeward to find the ideal balance between justice and mercy. Last year, Gov. Cuomo, by executive order restored the voting rights of 35,000 paroled felons. The Legislature should make that fix permanent.”

NY Daily News Editorial Board, “Bar Bernie’s Felon-Voting Idea: Criminal Justice Reform Shouldn’t Extend to Giving the Ballot to the Currently Incarcerated,”, Apr. 24, 2019


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