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How silly do you have to be to propose a bill that allows confirmed lawbreakers the right to vote in elections? You have to be very silly. And not just silly but a Democrat, also.
Meet New York lawmaker Kevin Parker. Parker was probably voted most likely to grow up to be a silly person when he was in high school. And if so, he nailed it!
Just imagine…men and women who are behind bars for theft, rape, murder, extortion, whatever it might be – deciding the laws workaday citizens have to live by. Pure ridiculousness at its finest.
Check this out, via New York Post:
State Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) introduced a new bill ahead of election day next Tuesday, Nov. 5, allowing prisoners to register and vote from prison.
The state and county board of elections would administer the new program. Convicted felons would also be allowed to participate.
Parker bloviated, “If an incarcerated individual can be counted as a whole person in the census, then why can’t their vote be counted in an election?”
Thankfully, even some New York Democrats don’t wholeheartedly agree with Parker on this issue – if you can believe that.
Long Island Democrat Sen. Monica Martinez noted, “If an individual has committed a crime and is incarcerated, they have lost the right to vote. They should serve their sentence and not be allowed to exercise a right they once held.”
Bernie Sanders feels the same way Parker does, though.
From Daily Wire:
Iowa is considering opening up voting to convicted felons who have completed their jail terms. But at a stop in Muscatine, Iowa on Saturday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took the policy one step further, demanding that felons be allowed to vote while serving their time in prison.
The Des Moines Register reports that the Vermont independent, who is running as the most progressive candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, suggested that prisoners should be allowed to vote from behind bars — a step further than Iowa seems willing to go.
Sanders noted, “I think that is absolutely the direction we should go.“
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