Liberal California Grabs More Democrat Votes Thanks to Inmates – 3%
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Liberal California Grabs More Democrat Votes Thanks to Inmates

California joins Virginia in restoring voting rights to felons, even after protests from law enforcement. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law and it will go into effect in 2017. I’m really not surprised by anything Brown does anymore, but he needs to go. What a great way to get more liberal votes under their belt, has nothing to do with “rights”. If you have defiled society, you lose your “rights” until you are no longer a felon.

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) says that “Civic participation can be a critical component of re-entry and has been linked to reduced recidivism,”. I call BS but thank God it doesn’t go into effect till AFTER the 2016 ELECTION.

“Civic participation can be a critical component of re-entry and has been linked to reduced recidivism,” Weber said when the bill was introduced, according to KCBS.

Republican lawmakers said felons should not be allowed to cast ballots while serving a sentence, and State Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) argued it compromised the integrity of elections.

“Close elections, especially at the local level, could now turn on a handful of ballots cast by people in jail,” said Bates in a statement.

California’s constitution denies the right to vote to anyone in prison or on parole. In 2011, the state’s “realignment plan” shifted many of the state’s correction program responsibilities to local government, spurring the transfer of many low-level felony offenders to county-run jails and programs in an effort to reduce overcrowded state and federal prisons and save money.

The bill came in response to a successful 2014 lawsuit on behalf of low-level felons who argued people in county programs should not be classified the same way as other felons.

The new law could translate to as many as 50,000 new voters in the state, with many voting from their jail cells.

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