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Democrat Lawmaker Proposes Bill Allowing Inmates to Vote From Behind Bars (Details)

This seems like a very, very silly idea…

John Salvatore

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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.

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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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Republican Senator Attacks CNN Reporter; Calls Him A ‘Liberal Hack’

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Sen. Martha McSally proved in a recent spat with a CNN reporter that she is not the kind of individual you want to mess with. McSally was asked about recent developments that have been unfolding would make her change her mind about impeaching President Trump. To say the answer was a resounding no would be an understatement. McSally ripped into the reporter calling him a “liberal hack.” Someone’s been taking lessons on counterpunching from President Trump. Check out the details from The Washington Examiner: On Wednesday night, Rudy Giuliani’s Ukrainian associate Lev Parnas claimed that “Trump knew” about all of the shady efforts taking place in Ukraine, including the alleged stalking of U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. Parnas said, “President Trump knew exactly what was going on. He was aware of all my movements. I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the president.” On Thursday morning, CNN reporter Manu Raju tried to ask the Arizona Republican about the developments and how it could change her impeachment vote. He asked, “Senator McSally, should the Senate consider new evidence as part of the impeachment trial.” She responded, “Manu, you’re a liberal hack. I’m not talking to you.” Raju followed up, “You’re not going to comment.” McSally brushed him off and echoed her earlier retort of calling him a “liberal hack.” https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1217822020848771074 McSally went on to double down on her claim about Manu being a liberal hack in a video posted to Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenMcSallyAZ/status/1217829609808547841 Well, she’s not wrong. Perhaps Manu is still in the first step of denial about the role he is playing in the modern media? Regardless, he certainly got served by McSally, extra crispy on both sides.

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