Saturday, December 17, 2005
What might be next on the lame duck governor's agenda?
This Votelaw post links to this post which calls on Governor Warner to give back the right to vote to 200,000+ convicted felons in the Commonwealth, claiming that "Virginia is one of only four states that disenfranchise all former offenders for life, even after they complete their sentences (the other three are Alabama, Florida, and Kentucky). These four states along with Armenia are the only democracies in the world that disenfranchise all former offenders for life. 80% of Americans believe that those who have served their time should be allowed to vote."
Posted by Steve Minor at 5:45 PM