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New York Governor Pardons Sex Offenders So They Can Vote

The Governor of New York has conditionally pardoned dozens of sex offenders, among other paroled felonious criminals, in order to allow them to vote in November.

“Dozens of convicted sexual predators deemed too dangerous to be returned to the community after their release from prison are among the thousands who received conditional pardons from Gov. [Andrew] Cuomo, giving them the right to vote,” according to the New York Daily News.

The conditional pardon, which applies to 24,000 parolees and some of the sickest criminals in the state, riled up conservative legislators in the state.

“This is hands-down the most egregious public policy misstep Andrew Cuomo has made in his eight years as governor, and it shows that he will do virtually anything for a few extra votes,” said New York Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Suffolk County). […]

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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