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Romney Shaken By Voting-Rights Question

January 16, 2012
An argument about voting-rights for felons rattled Mitt Romney during Monday's debate, leaving the GOP front-runner about as defensive as he's been all primary season. 

The issue -- an unlikely one in a GOP primary -- was raised by Rick Santorum, who appeared to set a deftly laid trap for Romney. The onetime U.S. senator from Pennsylvania said he had been criticized by a Romney-aligned super PAC for supporting the right of felons to vote after they served out their sentence. Invoking Martin Luther King Day and the high rates of incarceration in the African-American community, Santorum asked whether Romney believed the same.

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