Attorney General Eric Holder urges restoring voting rights to ex-felons

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  • Mont Pugmire Fairview, UT
    Feb. 13, 2014 3:25 a.m.

    This is just another ploy to enhance the liberal effort by adding to the 47% of population who are on some form of government assistance. The liberals love those who are seeking more government handouts because their "claim to fame" is to promise, promise and promise more free-bies and hand outs.

  • boneheaded, but not a smidgen SLC, UT
    Feb. 12, 2014 12:57 p.m.

    libs love to be part of a group of ex felons, takers not makers, and tolerant, as long as you agree with them. fantastic affiliation! this is what made america great.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Feb. 12, 2014 9:41 a.m.

    Restoring voting rights for ex-felons makes perfect sense to me. Why not?

    Is a certain Party afraid of democracy?

    The United States has more people incarcerated and more ex-felons per capita than anywhere else in the world.

    Prisons, and state and local so-called justice systems have become growth industries. People in these industries have a vested interest in ensuring a constant supply of felons. In other words, law-breaking, and harsh sentencing are tacitly encouraged. It is the bread and butter of the justice system, and for the people who work within it.

    That is especially true in states where prisons are outsourced to the private sector. Did, you know you can buy stock in companies that imprison people? It is literally against the short-term interest of these stockholders to see the crime rate go down, even though it would be of advantage to the nation overall.

    Allowing ex-felons the right to vote nation-wide would allow a previously unheard sector to have some input into governance. A certain balance would be restored to our Representative Democracy, because another perspective, and a truer representation of reality overall, would factor into governmental decision making.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 12, 2014 8:54 a.m.

    More liberal votes.

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    Feb. 12, 2014 7:46 a.m.

    And next he and Obama will want to parden them by the thousands so they can become "Ex" and vote.

  • ute alumni SLC, UT
    Feb. 11, 2014 9:40 p.m.

    a picture is worth a thousand words. nothings is surprizing when barry and eric are involved.

  • Oh My Heck! Vernal, UT
    Feb. 11, 2014 7:09 p.m.

    My opinion is that once someone has served his/her sentence and is not on parole or probation,their voting rights should be restored. And the ex-felons I am acquainted with are not Democrats. As for restoration of gun rights, I think if the felony did not involve a gun or other weapon, there is not a good reason to deny the right to go hunting, for example. I have a family member who served 6months in jail and has had to get rid of his hunting rifles and a pistol that was a gift.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 11, 2014 4:52 p.m.

    Seems like 2014 may be a good year for ex-felons. Politics make strange bed fellows as the saying goes. Utah legislators are also considering letting ex-felons have their gun rights restored as well.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 11, 2014 4:12 p.m.

    Of course he would. He's Eric Holder...

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Feb. 11, 2014 3:54 p.m.

    Article title: "Attorney General Eric Holder urges restoring voting rights to ex-felons"

    Let's get real....

    The only reason Holder wants these ex-felons to vote is because the overwhelming majority of them will vote for Democrats.


    Oh, America, how I weep for you....