“Santorum voted to let convicted felons vote.”

Claim: “Santorum voted to let convicted felons vote.”

Ad(s): Votes, Facts

Sponsor(s): Restore Our Future

Air Dates: Jan. 13 – Mar. 26, 2012

Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $1,624,170

Markets: Augusta, Charleston, Columbia (SC), Ft. Meyers, Gainesville, Greenville (SC), Jacksonville, Mobile, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Panama City, Savannah, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Alpena, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), Dayton, Detriot, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Lima, Marquette, Toledo, Traverse City, Youngstown, Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma-El Centro, Zanesville, Wheeling-Steubenville, Memphis, Champaign, Chicago, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Peoria, Rockford, St. Louis, Wausau, La Crosse

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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