Iowa's Governor has a response to Attorney General Eric Holder's call to repeal laws that keep ex-convicts from voting. Last week, Holder called on 11 states, including Iowa, to change laws that he said marginalizes felons. In a news conference on Monday, Governor Terry Branstad alluded to Holder's involvement in the controversial "Fast and Furious" program. He also said Holder has no knowledge of the state's laws.
"I'm disappointed that the Attorney General of the United States, who also was involved in that fast and furious project to give guns to drug smugglers in Mexico, would criticize Iowa without even knowing the Iowa constitution."
Branstad requires each felon to submit an application to prove they're paying court fees or repaying victims before he'll restore their voting rights.
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