Thursday, February 17, 2005

Hillary wants ex-cons to vote

Hillary Clinton today joined John Kerry and other Democrats in urging that Election Day be made a federal holiday and that ex-cons be allowed to vote. The Count Every Vote Act would:
_Require paper receipts for votes.

_Authorize $500 million to help states make the changes in voting systems and equipment.

_Allow ex-felons to vote. Currently an estimated 4.7 million Americans are barred from voting because of their criminal records.

_Require adoption of the changes in time for the 2006 election.
The rationale for making election day a federal holiday is to make it easier for Americans to vote. Those who would have the day off, federal employees, bank and postal workers, etc. would have a high propensity to vote for Hillary in 2008. And the convicted felons...well, the Clintons know a lot of felons.

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