The Birmingham News reports:
Thousands of felons across Alabama have registered to vote in recent weeks, according to Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, who is heading up a statewide effort to get felons to the voting booth.
Glasgow’s goal is to get as many felons as possible signed up to vote before the deadline to be able to cast a ballot in Alabama’s Dec. 12 U.S. Senate special election.
For generations, most Alabamians convicted of a felony were barred from ever voting in the state again, but the Definition of Moral Turpitude Act, a new law passed by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Kay Ivey in May, cleared the way for thousands of felons to restore their voting rights.
The law lists several dozen felony convictions that are considered crimes “of moral turpitude,” which means that anyone convicted of one of them loses the right to vote; other felons are now eligible to restore that right.
Last week Gov. Ivey declared that she’ll vote for Moore despite the multiple allegations because it’s more important that a right winger gets the next seat on the Supreme Court.
— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 29, 2017