Read More I have mixed feelings on this. On one hand, a felony conviction should carry significant consequences. On the other, I believe felons should be able to have their civil rights restored after they serve their sentences and if they change their ways. The fact that the Governor and Cabinet did this doesn't bother me in and of itself. What bothers me is the reason they did it- a purely political action to hurt Democrats. That's because black people are disproportionately Democrats and felons.