Henry Rodgers on April 7, 2019
Vermont Unbiased Sen. Bernie Sanders stated felons ought to be allowed to vote whereas in jail, whereas on the marketing campaign path Saturday in Iowa.
“I feel that’s completely the path we should always go,” Sanders stated at a city corridor in Iowa, according to the Des Moines Register.
“In my state, what we do is separate. You’re paying a value, you dedicated against the law, you’re in jail. That’s unhealthy,” the Democratic presidential candidate stated. “However you’re nonetheless dwelling in American society and you’ve got a proper to vote.
Florida residents voted in November to revive voting rights to almost 1.5 million convicted felons. In the meantime different 2020 presidential candidates, like Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, have said felons ought to have their voting rights restored.
Many 2020 candidates have additionally said they’re open to decreasing the voting age to 16, as three Democratic senators operating for president advised The Day by day Caller Information Basis they’re open to the thought.