America Coming Together, the pro John Kerry political group which has sent convicted felons door-to-door in some Missouri communities to register voters, is responding to criticism that has stemmed from revelation of this practice. The group, also known as ACT, says in light of the controversy it is rechecking the backgrounds of all convicted felons it hires to make sure they were not convicted of violent crimes and offenses. An official with ACT says these felons who have served their time are entitled to a second chance. She adds convicted felons make up only a handful of the canvassers going to people’s homes, asking residents to vote for Democrats and against Republicans.
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