Over the past decades, there have been dozens of examples of voter fraud, with the vast majority of them being perpetrated by Democrats
We’ve seen dead people voting, pets and illegal aliens registered to vote, voting machines changing votes, Democrats voting more than once and for other people and so on.
This is why Republicans have tried to pass voter ID laws, to help eliminate the rampant voter fraud.
Democrats in some states have passed laws that automatically register illegal and legal aliens to vote simply by their obtaining or renewing a state driver’s license.
But Democrats are still desperate for votes as seen by Beto O’Rourke’s desire to allow all non-citizens (including millions of illegal aliens) to vote.
Now, Bernie Sanders shows us another example of desperation for votes by wanting to allow convicted felons to vote, even while they are still in prison.
Fox News – Bernie Sanders: Felons should be able to vote while in prison – Sen. Bernie Sanders has long fought to restore voting rights for felons who’ve completed their prison sentences.
Now the presidential candidate wants to go a big step further – arguing that those currently behind bars should be able to vote too.
Asked on the campaign trail in Muscatine, Iowa on Saturday if those imprisoned should have the right to vote, the independent senator from Vermont who’s making his second straight bid for the Democratic nomination answered: “I think that is absolutely the direction we should go.”
“In my state, what we do is separate. You’re paying a price, you committed a crime, you’re in jail. That’s bad,” Sanders explained. “But you’re still living in American society and you have a right to vote. I believe in that, yes, I do.” …
A felony conviction is a conviction of a serious crime, by which the person convicted loses some of their constitutional rights as a citizen of the United States, as a means of permanent penalty.
They lose their right to vote, own, purchase or possess a firearm and the right to hold certain jobs or obtain certain licenses, such as to sell securities.
If Bernie’s desire to allow felons to vote is not an act of political desperation, then why isn’t he advocating for the restoration of other rights felons have lost?
If felons are to be allowed to vote, then why shouldn’t they be allowed to own, purchase or possess a firearm or obtain a securities license?
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