Former Spokesperson for the Alabama Republican Party
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
"No one can argue against a person having their rights restored after they have paid restitution to society. It is, however, discriminatory, in my view, to spend taxpayer money on the 'prioritization' of an ex-felon's rights to voting over those who might be transplants to a new state or those who turn eighteen.
I saw the Alabama bill [to re-enfranchise felons] as a politically driven bill that favored one group of lawfully engaged (or re-engaged) citizens over another. If we are to inform and 'expedite' the re-registration of felons, we should have equal interest in new neighbors and young people. That was not the purpose of that particular bill."