Sanders says felons should be able to vote while in prison

Sanders says felons should be able to vote while in prison

Sen. Bernie Sanders reportedly called for more states to join Vermont and Maine in allowing imprisoned felons to vote. ’You’re still living in American society and you have a right to vote’, Sanders said while defending the right of voting for felons.

M.Twain 1 year

I wouldn't go that far, I do support all felons being given back their voting rights automatically once their full sentence is served or upon completion of probation or parole.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 1 year

NO... I fucking disagree mate. But I'm totally open to automatic voter reregistration after their sentence, parole, or probation has been served.

Unity.Nat 1 year

Actually they arn't living in American Society since they were put in prison to be separated from it.

Carisa D
Carisa D 1 year

So democrats want felons to have the right to vote assumingely because they believe the felons will vote blue. Does that mean they think the majority of felons are democrats? What does that say about what they think of their own party??

Girthquake 1 year

what's the point anymore, even illegals can vote so what's the diffrence

Mandraquex3000 1 year

Sanders says felons should be able to vote in prisons... so he can get elected.

Nifl Lma
Nifl Lma 1 year

Many criminals are in prison because they don't fit into society. I'm not strictly against the idea, but not every felon should have a say in who leads the country.

ZK AY 1 year

This is why Socrates hated democracy

Aerilous 1 year

>inb4 he bails them for their vote

OttersGonnaOtt 1 year

Legally, you are no longer a formal citizen once you are imprisoned by law. The same is true of military troops, which is why they are subject to military courts rather than civilian ones. This makes Bernie wrong, as his basis for felons voting is they retain their rights as citizens. No, that needs to be determined by society much like society grants voting rights to military personnel (and very much rightly so). It feels like Bernie is inventing politics weekly now. We in the real world have established political procedures and care to follow them because they work well enough that our countries survive longer than 20 years, unlike socialist ones.

Jay E
Jay E 1 year

Yes of course. violate the laws of society but still get to have a say in the direction it should go. makes total sense.

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 1 year

Sure, they'll vote for whoever will get them out of prison.

Aaron W
Aaron W 1 year

What won't the DNC give the right to vote to. I guess dead people and illegals aren't enough.

Mister Manager
Mister Manager 1 year

Is he willing to extend that same level of courtesy to the 2nd Amendment? Certainly not, Bernie Bernbaum cherry-picks his bill of rights.

Rocky LeBlanc
Rocky LeBlanc 1 year

Great Bernie now do gun rights.

AshLiamBerg 1 year

Of course he does. He's a cultural Marxist and knows they'll all vote for the welfare party... His.

Nick Record
Nick Record 1 year

Stephen Kropotkin would approve of this, and I sure as hell do. It is the truly controversial actions that show bravery and win my respect. Bernie has been dropping the ball for awhile but this action makes me proud.

Rational ific
Rational ific 1 year

If we just ditch the constitutionally mandated electoral college (maybe Democrats should concern themselves more with their own "superdelegates"), let illegal immigrants vote, and let all inmates vote, then that can solve the problem of "election meddling".

Experiment Eks
Experiment Eks 1 year

They're in prison because they have committed a crime, another downside of being there is you lose your voting rights. Unless you've successfully paid your debts to society, you cannot have this right at all while you're still incarcerated.

Nicholas Noel
Nicholas Noel 1 year

Does Sanders just say things and doesn't think about it?

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