You’ll Never Guess What Bernie Sanders Want To Do With Prisoners
During a speech in Iowa, the Democratic socialist presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders declared what he would like to do with convicted prisoners who are still serving sentences.
He said that he thinks that it is the right thing to do to let them vote WHILE they are still serving out their prison sentences.
According to the Des Moines Register,
While Iowa struggles on whether to restore voting rights to felons who have completed their prison sentences, Sen. Bernie Sanders said people convicted of felonies should never lose access to the ballot box in the first place.
At a town hall meeting in Muscatine’s West Middle School gymnasium Saturday, the Vermont senator was asked whether the imprisoned should have the right to vote. Only his home state and Maine allow felons to vote from behind bars.
“I think that is absolutely the direction we should go,” he said.
While the majority of states revoke that right from felons, Bernie Sanders says that they should still be able to vote.
“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.”
Currently, Bernie’s state of Vermont and the state of Maine are the only two states which currently allow felons to vote while in prison.
According to Fox News,
The issue of voting rights for felons is in the spotlight in Iowa, the state that votes first in the presidential caucus and primary calendar. The Hawkeye state and Kentucky are the only two in the nation to permanently disenfranchise everyone with felony convictions from voting.
Iowa GOP Gov. Kim Reynolds is pushing for a constitutional amendment to allow convicts to have their voting rights restored after they’ve served their sentences. But last week, the Republican-controlled state-Senate torpedoed the plan, likely killing it for the year.
Sanders took to Twitter at the time to write “this is a disappointing setback for voting rights in Iowa.”
You always have to take a step back to look at Democrats underlying motives behind any move they make. What is the reason that they would want to allow felons to vote? Isn’t it obvious? Most felons have low moral values just as Democrats do so they’re going to be inclined to vote for those candidates who most represent their immoral views as well.