Two Democrat Senators running for president have announced that they think murderers should be allowed to vote from prison, yes, even the Boston Marathon bomber!
The first to push for jailed inmates to be allowed to vote is Bernie Sanders. As GodfatherPolitics noted on April 8, at an appearance in Iowa, Bernie Sanders insisted that all states need to allow convicts still serving jail time to vote.
Sanders was in Muscatine’s West Middle School gymnasium on Saturday, speaking to Democrats and trying to gin up support for his latest run for president.
“I think that is absolutely the direction we should go,” he said of his criminal voter plan, according to the Des Moines Register.
“In my state, what we do is separate. You’re paying a price, you committed a crime, you’re in jail. That’s bad,” he continued. “But you’re still living in American society and you have a right to vote. I believe in that, yes, I do.”
But Bernie is not alone. California liberal Kamala Harris even said that the Boston Marathon bomber should be allowed to vote.
During a discussion on CNN, Harris said we should “have a discussion” about allowing the bomber to vote.
Don Lemon said, “People who are convicted, in prison, like the Boston marathon bomber, on death row, people who are convicted of sexual assault, they should be able to vote?”
Sen. Kamala Harris then replied saying, “I think we should have that conversation.”
Don Lemon “People who are convicted, in prison, like the Boston marathon bomber, on death row, people who are convicted of sexual assault, they should be able to vote?”
— CNN (@CNN) April 23, 2019
The dirty truth of this is that these Democrats know that criminals vote predominantly as Democrats. In all states that allow convicts to regain their voting rights, it is found that 80 percent of them vote Democrat.
A survey from 2014, for instance, found that fully seven in ten felons register as Democrats in states that allow convicts to regain voting rights.
The study found that “Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation,” according to Paul Bedard.
“The authors, professors from the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, found that in some states, felons register Democratic by more than six-to-one,” Bedard wrote. “In New York, for example, 61.5 percent of convicts are Democrats, just 9 percent Republican. They also cited a study that found 73 percent of convicts who turn out for presidential elections would vote Democrat.”
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