Think about it: AZ could learn from VA governor - Tucson News Now

Think about it: AZ could learn from VA governor

(Source: KOLD News 13) (Source: KOLD News 13)

Arizona could take a lesson from the Governor of Virginia.

Last week, he used his executive power to restore the voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says second chances matter, and there should not be a lifetime ban on voting due to past felonies.

Right now, more than 6 million US citizens are now barred from voting.

Arizona also has ways for those who have paid their debts to society to restore their voting rights.

In some cases, those who have finished their sentences can just fill out a new voter registration form.

But in many other cases, this involves petitioning a court.

Let's THINK ABOUT IT, if felons have paid their debt to society, completed all probation and parole, have the right to work and live in our communities, why should they not automatically have the right to vote restored?

This should not be considered a political issue, but the right thing to do morally.

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