And now you know why Democrats want Felons to vote

by Skip

JailbarsInteresting – I didn’t realize the percentages were THAT large:

A new study of how criminals vote found that most convicts register Democratic, a key reason in why liberal lawmakers and governors are eager for them to get back into the voting booth after their release.

“Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation,” said the authoritative study in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

The authors, professors from the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, found that in some states, felons register Democratic by more than six-to-one. In New York, for example, 61.5 percent of convicts are Democrats, just 9 percent Republican. They also cited a study that found 73 percent of convicts who turn out for presidential elections would vote Democrat.

And for some states in particular:

  • New York: 61.5 percent register Democratic, 9 percent register Republican
  • New Mexico: 51.9 percent Democratic, 10.2 percent Republican
  • North Carolina: 54.6 percent Democratic, 10.2 percent Republican

If any Republican would “compromise in the spirit of bipartisanship and rehabilitation” with Democrats in giving felons the vote, well, they’d be complicit in robbing themselves. Twice over (think about it). This is as bad, politically, as voting for amnesty.

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  • Steve

    A similar question is why Republicans want Amnesty. On Average 70% or more of Hispanics vote Democrat.

    If you must insist on behaving live a Progressive at least have the sense to realize when your attempt at identity politics will help you lose more elections and not fewer.

  • kervick

    The dregs of society have become a powerful voting bloc. Obama knows that. He continues to feed them porridge. We need to continue to help self-respecting and decent Americans see that conservatism holds better promise for them and is a better political identity. Do they want to be affiliated with the rabble or the hard working class. Hmm. I just stumbled on a new label.

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