Should Criminals Be Allowed To Vote?

Should criminals be allowed to vote? A most interesting site, with a chronology going back about three thousand years, is dedicated to this question, which of course hinges in part on how societies define, label, and perceive “criminals” and crime:

http://felonvoting.procon.org/viewresource.asp?resourceID=000285

Of course, one waggish remark difficult to resist expressing is that since criminals are allowed to run for and hold office, why shouldn’t they be allowed to vote–in elections as well as legislatures?

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