Attorney General Eric Holder is really bummed out that current laws keep felons from voting. So he’s calling on state lawmakers to overturn laws barring felons from voting. He didn’t say what he’ll do if they don’t listen, but I’m sure there is an “or else” involved.
“In many states, felony disenfranchisement laws are still on the books. And the current scope of these policies is not only too significant to ignore — it is also too unjust to tolerate. These laws deserve to not only be reconsidered, but repealed. And so today I call upon state leaders and other elected officials across this country to pass clear and consistent reforms to restore the voting rights of all who have served their terms in prison or jail, completed their parole or probation, and paid their fines. I call upon experts and legislators to stand together in overturning an unfortunate and outdated status quo. And I call upon the American people who overwhelmingly oppose felony disenfranchisement to join us in bringing about the end of misguided policies that unjustly restrict what’s been called the ‘most basic right’ of American citizenship.”
Oh yes, millions of Americans lie awake at night fretting over the disenfranchisement of felons, otherwise known as potential Democrat voters.