Election 2020

Sanders, Eager to Go Up Against Trump in 2020, Wants All Felons Behind Bars to Vote

Bernie tells Iowans this is 'direction we should go'

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), current 2020 Democratic candidate, visited Iowa on Saturday and surprised his audience with a new idea: Allow convicted felons to vote while they’re still behind bars.

Sanders’ home state of Vermont allows felons to vote while in prison — which explains a lot.

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At that Iowa town hall meeting, he was asked whether or not it would be implemented nationwide.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) this weekend reportedly called for more states to join Vermont and Maine in allowing imprisoned felons to vote.

“I think that is absolutely the direction we should go,” Sanders said at a town hall in Muscatine, Iowa, when asked if more states should extend the vote to felons currently behind bars, 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 said. “But you’re still living in American society and you have a right to vote.”

“I believe in that, yes, I do.” (source: The Hill)

Bernie Sanders is like the ineffective parent who never gives consequences to the misbehaving, irresponsible child.

Losing the voting privilege is part of the sentence when someone commits a felony.

There would be a zero percent chance that Sanders or any other leftist would be advocating for this if the person didn’t think the vast majority of felons would vote Democrat.

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They aren’t doing this because they believe it’s the right thing to do or that it’s a good thing to do. They are doing it because it buys them votes.

People who make multiple and seriously bad decisions and end up in jail also favor leftist policies. What does that say about how bad those policies are?

I want informed voters to vote. People who do not pay any attention to what is going on politically and who vote based only on name recognition and party affiliation should not vote, in my view.

It should take some effort to vote by going to the polls.

If you are not willing to take the time to go physically to the polling place — you probably did not take the time to research the candidate’s true positions on the important issues.

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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