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Minnesota’s Dem Governor Signs Bill Allowing Tens of Thousands of Felons To Vote

Minnesota’s Democratic Governor Tim Walz has signed a law that will allow more than 55,000 felons to vote.

“As a state that consistently ranks among the top three in voter turnout, Minnesota will continue to lead in the fight to protect and expand the right to vote,” Walz said, “Who?” signed The “Restore the Vote” On March 3, bill

This act will take effect July 1. Minnesota had previously permitted felons to vote after they completed their probation, time in prison, or supervision.

Minnesota’s legislation marks Democrats’ latest controversial effort regarding voting restrictions. The In DecemberThe Boston City Council met to consider the possibility of non-citizen immigrant voting in local elections. One member suggested it. “enrich” The “concept of citizenship.”

Republican State argued Minnesotans accused of serious criminal acts should be sentenced before being allowed to vote. Democrats rejected this and stated that voting rights should be immediately restored after being released.

Minnesota Republican Party said Democrats “killed legislation to require murderers and rapists to complete their sentences before becoming eligible to vote.”

Minnesota will be joining 21 other states, which restore voting rights to prisoners after release from prison. Epoch Times reported:

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (Republican-led North Dakota and Indiana), 21 states currently restore voting rights for felons after they are released from prison.

In Maine, Vermont, and the District of Columbia, convicted felons are allowed to vote while they are still incarcerated, irrespective of their crimes—a situation some California lawmakers are currently looking to legalize in their state.

According to the NCSL, felons in 16 states lose their voting rights during incarceration and after a certain period. 11 other states strip felons from voting rights due to certain crimes or require that the governor pardon them or take other actions in order for their rights to be restored.

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