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      Poll: Convicted felons in office?

      Voters in Flint have elected a convicted killer and a man who served probation for felonious assault to the City Council.

      MLive.com reports that Wantwaz Davis narrowly defeated an incumbent. Davis served 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in 1991. Davis says he's remorseful about the killing and didn't keep it secret from voters.

      He was released from prison on parole in 2010.

      Also elected to the council Tuesday was Eric Mays, who pleaded guilty to felonious assault in 1987 and served a year of probation. Mays says he acted in self-defense.

      Michigan doesn't bar most felons from elective office after their release from prison.

      The lone exception is for those convicted of fraud or similar crimes related to positions in government.

      Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Would you vote for a convicted felon for public office, if that person has already completed their sentence? Yes or no? Why or why not?