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Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new bill on Tuesday night that would restore voting rights for felons in New York State after they have completed their sentences.

As The Hill reports:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed legislation Tuesday night that would restore voting rights to formerly convicted felons upon their release from prison.

The bill, which the state legislature passed in mid-April, immediately restores voting rights when people are released from prison, even if they are on parole.

Prior to conviction and sentencing, criminal defendants are informed that they will lose their voting rights.

The law was intended to improve on a 2018 executive order that Cuomo signed that would allow parolees to apply for a voting pardon and then register to vote on their own.

It seems that Democrats are willing to do anything to increase their share of the vote, even if it means pandering to felons.

 


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LaserRay
LaserRay
1 month ago

No surprise here! Heck, the dead can vote for Dumbocrats for goodness sake!

Michael G Warren
Michael G Warren
1 month ago

Cuomo belongs in prison for a long time.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 month ago

He’s fixed it so that he can vote when he goes to prison

Pawn
Pawn
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

i was gonna say that… damn good one

David Baker
David Baker
1 month ago

Gee, I wonder who they’re going to vote for?…