Nearly 6,000 Va. Felons Regain Voting Rights

Since 2002, almost 6,000 nonviolent felons in Virginia have regained their voting rights. Full Story
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Still Waiting

Leesburg, VA

#1 Sep 29, 2008
Why are we lowering the standards? Is it just to get folks that are probably leaning liberal or far to the left out there so they can vote? Sounds like we have some issues here with our last two Governors. Someone please help find a good alternative.

Sure has been a while since we raised the state tax so we could have better roads. Sure haven't seen that money fixing our commuting issues....
Jill R

Silver Spring, MD

#2 Sep 29, 2008
The key word in this article is "non-violent." By this they probably mostly refer to users of illegal drugs, who should have never been jailed in the first place. If that is the case, I think it's OK to restore their voting rights.
Carrie

Rockville, MD

#3 Sep 29, 2008
Why not let people who are incarcerated vote? We let illegals vote, so what the heck!! My husband went to register in person and he brought his Passport with him for ID. They said they didn't need it, no ID is needed if you register in person!!They can't ask if you're legal or not either!! Our country is in such a sorry state right now.
Waiting for Ragnarok

Washington, DC

#7 Sep 29, 2008
Interesting Official expansion of the voter-base. Why no letters of recommendation? Because you have to give a damn to make that happen. This is a sad joke and Virginia drifts closer to Florida...
Nikki

United States

#9 Sep 29, 2008
Why should they not have the right to vote. i don't get that any way. Ok they paid society for their debt yet we still take away a basic right. And FYI to all the black people we still do not have the RIGHT to vote...remember that little bill passed by W this year.Yep they still have to sign a law for us to vote. Illegals and foreign born have it better than blacks!
Phil

Lexington Park, MD

#10 Sep 29, 2008
Just what we need, a Felon voting for another criminal.
Derses

Annapolis, MD

#11 Sep 29, 2008
Child molestation is a non-violent crime and identity theft is too but think of the devestation is causes to the victims. And there are many other crime that affect the lives and sanity of its victims. And drug criminals are responsible for some of the most heineous of crimes. Are these these people we want voting into public office our elected officials? Apparently they are the ones the liberal democrat communist like Warner and Kaine want. They will pander to criminals, homosexuals and any other non-productive low life they can dig up out of the gutter or they beds to get a vote.

“God Bless America”

Since: Feb 08

Woodbridge, VA

#12 Sep 29, 2008
Carrie wrote:
Why not let people who are incarcerated vote? We let illegals vote, so what the heck!! My husband went to register in person and he brought his Passport with him for ID. They said they didn't need it, no ID is needed if you register in person!!They can't ask if you're legal or not either!! Our country is in such a sorry state right now.
I agree, there needs to be a system of checks and balances in regards to the voting process.

No Illegals, 100% ID Check, and yes the standard on felons should be Raised, not lowered. However, if they are non-violent, depending on the crime, then I see no problem with them getting their voting rights restored.
Waiting for Ragnarok

Washington, DC

#13 Sep 29, 2008
I'm fine with a process to allow re-enfranchisement. A felony is a felony. How about a non-violent child molester? or a non-violent arsonist? or a non-violent burglar? Non-violence is only the first filter of what should be many to allow these folks to vote once more. What's happening here is the dropping of any process that required the offender to pursue re-enfranchisement. It is as if they have the right to vote back because the got parole.

One's right to vote is sacred and need to be treated as such. At least 2 letters of recommendation should be obtainable as proof that the felon has mended his ways, and deserves the right back.

This looks too much like efforts in other states to inflate democratic voters rolls.
Jim

Washington, DC

#14 Sep 29, 2008
Still Waiting wrote:
Why are we lowering the standards? Is it just to get folks that are probably leaning liberal or far to the left out there so they can vote?
Exactly. Mark Warner, a Democrat, would like to help both his own upcoming Senatorial campaign and the Presidential campaign of Democrat Barak Obama. How can he do this? By reinstating the voting rights of convicted felons - an overwhelmingly Democratic constituency. Now there are an extra 6000 Democrats in Virginia who can vote.
richcecil

Scottsdale, AZ

#15 Sep 30, 2008
Good grapes! Has the Democratic Party gotten so intent to win that we resort to buying votes from criminals?
fed up with the mess

United States

#16 Sep 30, 2008
richcecil wrote:
Good grapes! Has the Democratic Party gotten so intent to win that we resort to buying votes from criminals?
Its called white ball. Beating whitey at his own game.
fed up with the mess

United States

#17 Sep 30, 2008
Phil wrote:
Just what we need, a Felon voting for another criminal.
Fellons for MCcain. Haven't you seen the sign. Wake up!!!
fed up with the mess

United States

#18 Sep 30, 2008
Still Waiting wrote:
Why are we lowering the standards? Is it just to get folks that are probably leaning liberal or far to the left out there so they can vote? Sounds like we have some issues here with our last two Governors. Someone please help find a good alternative.
Sure has been a while since we raised the state tax so we could have better roads. Sure haven't seen that money fixing our commuting issues....
Its called playing "white ball". Beating whitey at his own game. You don't sound too happy about that. You won't be happy when Obama wins. Get used to not being happy with life. LOL!!!!
kbinva

Washington, DC

#19 Sep 30, 2008
GRAVY wrote:
I guess we will have to wait to see what "hue" this baby favors...
fed up with the mess

United States

#20 Sep 30, 2008
kbinva wrote:
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I guess we will have to wait to see what "hue" this baby favors...
He's not the father of her baby. Since when have black men claimed children? They are too busy trying to get out of taking care of their responsibilities.
Juice

Gaithersburg, MD

#21 Sep 30, 2008
fed up with the mess wrote:
<quoted text>He's not the father of her baby. Since when have black men claimed children? They are too busy trying to get out of taking care of their responsibilities.
I HATE you... white men , black hispanic 0-- dont take care of there kids either..

u stupid jerk off... I HATE YOU!!

go run outside onto a moving vehicle or something
fed up with the mess

United States

#22 Sep 30, 2008
Juice wrote:
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I HATE you... white men , black hispanic 0-- dont take care of there kids either..
u stupid jerk off... I HATE YOU!!
go run outside onto a moving vehicle or something
Just talking about the blacks in this instance. Why aren't you in school high school drop out? That is real smart. Hating someone you don't even know. I'll bet you have a gun.

Since: Feb 08

Fairfax, VA

#23 Sep 30, 2008
Nikki wrote:
Why should they not have the right to vote. i don't get that any way. Ok they paid society for their debt yet we still take away a basic right. And FYI to all the black people we still do not have the RIGHT to vote...remember that little bill passed by W this year.Yep they still have to sign a law for us to vote. Illegals and foreign born have it better than blacks!
i agree.
Just Say No to Obama

Chicago, IL

#24 Sep 30, 2008
Juice wrote:
<quoted text>
I HATE you... white men , black hispanic 0-- dont take care of there kids either..
u stupid jerk off... I HATE YOU!!
go run outside onto a moving vehicle or something
Go to school child, or better YOU GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY IN TRAFFIC.

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