Gov. Andrew Cuomo defends move that allows convicted sex offenders to vote at schools

Gov. Andrew Cuomo defends move that allows convicted sex offenders to vote at schools
Andrew Cuomo

[Ed. – Liberal hierarchy of rights places sex offenders above kids.]

New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended a move that allows felons to vote again once they serve their time during a debate with Republican challenger Marc Molinaro.

The concern, raised by host WCBS Newsradio 880 reporter Rich Lamb, was that many of those felons had been convicted of sex offenses — and a large number of polling places are schools.

Lamb’s question, in its entirety, asks:

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“Governor, your mass pardons of ex-cons has caused controversy because it restores their right to vote at the polls. Some of those pardoned are sex offenders whose polling place is often a school. Should this program be re-examined and should those convicted of sex offenses be allowed to vote only by absentee ballot?”

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The governor went on to say that he would not support allowing sex offenders anywhere there might be children, but Molinaro quickly fired back, saying, “You did allow exactly that to happen; 24,000 individuals, conditional pardons, many of which were sex offenders, rapists, murderers, and you not only allowed them to vote, you encouraged and instructed the probation department to register them to vote.”

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