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3:57 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Gov. Bentley Reacts To US Attorney General

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on Alabama and 10 other states to do a better job of restoring voting rights to ex-felons.
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Alabama's governor says he's always believed someone should get their voting rights restored after serving their full sentences.

Gov. Robert Bentley reacted Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calling on Alabama and 10 other states to do a better job of restoring voting rights to ex-felons.

Bentley says he's willing to look at a reasonable request for restoration of voting rights for people who are trying to become productive citizens again.

In Alabama, people convicted of felonies, except driving under the influence and drug possession, lose voting rights.

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