Bernie Sanders supports letting jailed felons vote in elections

I have come to the conclusion that these democrats are such low-lives, such scum, that they will try and get votes from anyone with a pulse, regardless of who these people are. Drug dealers, child molesters, rapists, serial killers, you name it… They don’t care.

And of course, the author of this piece, who is obviously a liberal, cites several countries, mostly liberal countries in Europe, implying that the United States should emulate them. Don’t forger Mr. Knowles, that if it wasn’t for the United States these countries, with the possible exception of Japan and Canada (because we’re neighbors) would currently have German as its prominent language. So how about if we stop comparing ourselves to them and instead have them look to us for what is right and decent. 

This clown actually threw in Zimbabwe for good measure. Why don’t you persuade Bernie Sanders to move there with you. I’m sure you would both love it… TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Yahoo News

David Knowles

Editor, Yahoo News April 08, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said over the weekend that convicted felons should retain their right to vote, even if they are serving time behind bars.

Asked at a town hall meeting in Muscatine, Iowa, whether prisoners should retain the right to vote, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate was resolute.

“I think that is absolutely the direction we should go,” Sanders said, according to the Des Moines Register.

Vermont and Maine are the only two U.S. states where imprisoned felons are not stripped of their voting rights. Fourteen states and the District of Columbia suspend voting rights for those imprisoned, while automatically restoring the franchise upon their release. In 22 states, felons lose the right to vote while incarcerated as well as for some period thereafter, such as while on parole. Conviction of a felony results in the indefinite loss of voting rights in 12 states.

Sanders said he believes that voting is a right that should never be taken away from an American.

“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 said. “But you’re still living in American society and you have a right to vote. I believe in that, yes, I do.”

While many Democrats have decried a move by Florida Republicans to erect roadblocks to Amendment 4, which restored voting rights to felons who have served out their prison terms, Sanders is the first to call for full voting privileges for those still behind bars.

The United States has some of the strictest laws in the world when it comes to disenfranchising those convicted of a felony. Numerous countries, including Canada, Japan, France, Denmark, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Zimbabwe, allow inmates to vote.

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