Would you vote for a person who was once a felon?

Brisbane, Australia
May 10, 2007 5:47pm CST
Does a person with a questionable past have any chance? Would you vote for a person who was once a felon? You be the judge.
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• United States
10 May 07
That depends on the felony, the reason for the felony, and if the person in particular has turned over a new leaf. Would I vote for a rapist? No Would I vote for someone who once stole a car? Probably Would I vote for a murder? Probably not, it would depend on the case Would I vote for someone who had been charged with battery? Probably Would I vote for anyone who was convicted of a violent crime on a child or the elderly? Hell No So, what's the felony? Who committed the felony? Did they server their sentence without incident? What is this person like now and does he/she have the people's best interest at heart?
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@eden32 (3978)
• United States
10 May 07
It would depend entirely on what they spent time in jail for. If it was some sort of fraud, then no I'd never vote for them. If it was protesting a war or unjust law, then if they met my other expectations, I'd vote for them.
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@pelo26 (1553)
• Philippines
10 May 07
In the Philippines, criminals run for posts to fend of prosecution... I hope the voters will be on the lookout for this lots. Me, I wouldn't vote any candidate with questionable moral characters. Yes, they can change for the better but that's between them and God. I like to our government clean of mischievous officials.
@balasri (26577)
• India
13 Aug 09
No I will not.There are many good people who are waiting to be elected.The changed felons can lead a happy life by doing some other work peacefully.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
13 May 07
Well, I would vote as long as I know that the person won't do anything stupid like stealing or something like that.