Senator Ted Stevens was convicted of seven felony counts. He is a felon. According to this site, Alaska restores the right to vote after completion of sentence, probation and/or parole. As far as I can tell, these felony convictions (all seven of them) do not affect an individual’s right to serve in the government, although, depending on the state, they cannot participate in the government as a voter. What’s wrong with this picture?
The GOP, fighting hard to keep felons in power since 1974.
The irony implicit in the fact that felons cannot vote, but they can serve as our reps is, well, stark.