Dangerous criminals have found a special place in the hearts of Democrats, especially since the Chinese virus gave them an excuse to let prison inmates out of jail. The stated reason was that they would be sitting ducks for the virus, so it would be immoral not to let them go free. That was convenient because it made more room in the prisons to toss in those who have not complied with Bolognavirus lockdown measures. When the Lord closes a door, he opens a window… to prison.
Now Democrats have found a new use for felonious convicts: voting Democrat in November.
According to Politico.com, “roughly 2 million felons might get their voting rights restored before the November election. This change could affect close races in states like Iowa, Florida, Nevada, and North Carolina.”
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued an executive order last month that restored the voting rights of felons who had completed their sentences. Prior to that, Iowa state law prohibited felons from voting in presidential elections even after their sentences were completed. Under the previous law, felons could submit a special request to the governor’s office asking for permission to vote. The new order stands essentially as preemptive carte blanche permission to felons who have completed their sentences to go ahead and vote in November.
Last year, Florida’s constitution was amended to allow felons to vote after completing their sentences.
In North Carolina, judges recently voided a law that required felons to pay any outstanding fines before they would be allowed to vote. That is to say, felons in North Carolina can now vote without being compelled to pay their fines first.
Not to be left out of the fun, the state of Nevada passed a bill that restores the voting privileges of felons the moment they are released from prison. Although, it should be noted that they will still need a ride to the polling center.
The Chief Officer of Culture, Communications, and Media Partnerships at When We All Vote, Stephanie Young said, “The numbers of people that have been made newly eligible to vote are huge. We know it will impact any election, from state to local to federal, if all of those people choose to exercise their right to vote.”
Senior staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Voting Rights Project, Julie Ebenstein said, “There are enough people who had once been stripped of the right to vote in Florida by a felony conviction that the change had expanded the electorate nationwide in a significant way.”
These changes to state law represent the single biggest increase in the size of the nation’s eligible voting population since the passing of the 26th Amendment in 1970. That Amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.
You’ll remember that in 2017, Democrats started to push for the voting age to be dropped from 18 to 16 after being encouraged by the successful election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Congress in New York’s 14th District. They dropped this effort around the same time these states got the bright idea to restore the voting rights of convicts.