Santorum “voted to let convicted violent felons regain the right to vote…joining Hillary Clinton.”

Claim: “With your values, how would you have voted? Would you have voted to let convicted violent felons regain the right to vote? Rick Santorum voted ‘yes,’ joining Hillary Clinton.”

Ad(s): Values

Sponsor(s): Restore Our Future

Air Dates: Feb. 21 – Apr. 3, 2012

Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $1,543,838

Markets: Alpena, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Marquette, Traverse City, Flint, Biloxi, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), Dayton, Dothan, Greenwood, Hattiesburg-Laurel, Huntsville, Jackson (MS), Knoxville, Lima, Memphis, Meridian, Mobile, Montgomery, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Sherman, Toledo, Tulsa, Wheeling-Steubenville, Youngstown, Zanesville, Twin Falls, Boise, Champaign, Baltimore, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Salisbury, Washington D.C., Wausau

FactCheck’s Summary: “In fact, as Santorum correctly noted, the amendment he voted for in 2002 would have allowed felons to register to vote only after they had successfully completed their probation and parole.” Click here to read more

Politifact’s Summary: “We can understand that people who haven’t followed this issue before might be confused into thinking Santorum supported allowing incarcerated prisoners to vote. Santorum’s vote was actually to restore voting rights for felons who had completed their sentences and probation. The ad muddies that point, so we rate the its claim Half True.” Click here to read more

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