‘I Believe Iowans Believe in Redemption,’ Iowa Governor Says After Failed Effort to Change Constitution
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds vowed Tuesday that she will try again next year to convince state legislators to back her push for a constitutional amendment so that convicted felons can automatically have a process to get their voting rights restored. "Of course, I was disappointed," Reynolds said as she acknowledged that the Senate--despite having an overwhelming 32 to 18 Republican majority--declined to support her public call for the constitutional change.