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Dems' override of Hogan veto will come back to haunt them

I'm sure that House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike are very proud of themselves ("Released felons gain right to vote in Maryland after veto override," Feb. 9).

They have gone six for six in overriding all of Gov. Larry Hogan's vetoes.

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I'm sorry, but if a judge sentences you to 10 years in prison and suspends all but three years — putting you on probation for the remaining seven — you have not repaid your debt to society until all of those years are served.

And let's not forget the fact that some of the felons on probation have been convicted of murder. They have taken away their victims' right to vote forever.

The real reason this measure was taken was to try to get more Democratic voters in the system in order to maintain the party's hold on power.

I only hope Mr. Hogan is successful when his re-election comes up in three years. Then he will have the opportunity to redraw the gerrymandered districts that enable Mr. Busch and Mr. Miller to remain safely in their positions — and to finally give the Democrats a taste of their own medicine.

Mark Wilson, Fallston

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