Gov. Tom Vilsack said Friday that he soon will sign an executive order restoring voting rights to convicted felons who have served their sentence.Amen to that. Kudos to Governor Vilsack for righting this wrong and having the courage to do the right thing.
"This action we take is not going to be a pardon," Vilsack said.
The governor said only four other states -- Alabama, Florida, Kentucky and Virginia -- prohibit felons from voting after completing their sentences.
"We're here today to talk about justice," Vilsack aid. "When you've paid your debt to society, you need to be reconnected to society."