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What are the political demographics of convicted felons in the USA?
Me ^ | 1/13/2012 | MeganC

Posted on 01/13/2012 1:13:58 PM PST by MeganC

Yes, I went on Google first and looked. I checked the statistics page for the US Dept. of Justice and I also read the Status of Violent Crime report.

So I am wondering how the current population of convicted felons in the USA breaks down along party lines? How many people in prison are Democrats and how many are Republicans? Yes, I know felons generally do not vote so then what was their registration prior to their conviction?

I'm thinking this could be a very handy statistic in the upcoming election and I think it could be a handy statistic for swaying people away from the Democrat party and liberalism in general.


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: democrats; felons; inmates

1 posted on 01/13/2012 1:14:07 PM PST by MeganC
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To: MeganC
I think it could be a handy statistic for swaying people away from the Democrat party and liberalism in general.

Good luck with that. Your average libtard identifies more with takers than producers. So does your average criminal.

Birds of a feather, you know . . .

2 posted on 01/13/2012 1:16:41 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: MeganC
I'm thinking this could be a very handy statistic in the upcoming election and I think it could be a handy statistic for swaying people away from the Democrat party and liberalism in general.

Why? Logically the argument would be fallacious. (Bonus points if you can name the fallacy.)

Voting democrat isn't a problem if more felons were/are registered democrat. Voting democrat is a problem because democrats are wrong on the issues.

Attack the issues with reason and logic, don't succumb to the pressure to develop talking points, internet memes, and bumper sticker slogans.

3 posted on 01/13/2012 1:17:57 PM PST by willamedwardwallace
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To: MeganC

Oh that’s easy.

I’ve always said Democrat is the party of criminals and deviants. That’s obvious.


4 posted on 01/13/2012 1:18:16 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: MeganC

Liberals favor the criminal element in our society.


5 posted on 01/13/2012 1:19:59 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: willamedwardwallace

Ye shall know them by their fruit.

Never mind their associations.


6 posted on 01/13/2012 1:20:04 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: MeganC

Same as crackheads, illegals, union thugs, hippies, college professors, media members, and welfare recipientss.


7 posted on 01/13/2012 1:21:07 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: MeganC

How would you find out the percentage of felons that are even registered voters? Is that something that is recorded when they are arrested?


8 posted on 01/13/2012 1:21:54 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: MeganC
Convicted of felony and incarcerated usually has a major effect on voting rights. Depends on the state.
9 posted on 01/13/2012 1:23:06 PM PST by delacoert
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To: MeganC

I’m a convicted felon who votes conservative.

The point is that we have an ever growing list of non violent felony crimes that have no business being felonies.

I wouldn’t worry too much about “active” felons voting. Chances are that they really can’t be bothered with voting. I think Maine is the only state that allows voting in prison which is always a bad idea.


10 posted on 01/13/2012 1:23:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: MeganC

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/07/12/john-lott-senator-al-franken-minnesota-felons-democrat/
Academic work by Jeff Manza and Marcus Britton of Northwestern University and Christopher Uggen of the University of Minnesota estimated that Bill Clinton pulled 86 percent of the felon vote in 1992 and a whopping 93 percent in 1996.

Most Felons Are Democrats
http://soundpolitics.com/archives/004473.html


11 posted on 01/13/2012 1:23:41 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: MeganC

What are the political demographics of unconvicted felons in the US Congress?


12 posted on 01/13/2012 1:24:04 PM PST by digger48
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To: MeganC
Yes, I know felons generally do not vote

Well, in recent years which party has made a push for felons and prison inmates to vote?

13 posted on 01/13/2012 1:31:07 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: MeganC
How can anyone know what is the political choice of felons. I am a felon, but I been voting Conservative since 1980.

Don't ever say that x is something. I did my time and now I am a productive citizen.

14 posted on 01/13/2012 1:31:07 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: cripplecreek

Very true we got a lot of laws that should not be felonies.


15 posted on 01/13/2012 1:34:02 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: MeganC

They probably come from a demographic that doesn’t vote very much.


16 posted on 01/13/2012 1:39:58 PM PST by Catmom
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To: ExCTCitizen
"How can anyone know what is the political choice of felons. I am a felon, but I been voting Conservative since 1980.

I was given a felony assault for defending myself...it didn't give me a sudden urge to use the Constitution for toilet paper...I leave that for government employees. Besides, I still have a few pages left in my Koran...who knew the Sutras would be so soft and absorbent. /s

17 posted on 01/13/2012 1:48:47 PM PST by AnTiw1
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I remember reading a statistic years ago that said that 97 percent of felons were Democrats. That clearly explains why the Democratic party is pushing to allow them to vote.


18 posted on 01/13/2012 1:49:03 PM PST by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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To: Vigilanteman

“Your average libtard identifies more with takers than producers.”

I’m not sure that’s true. Liberalism may be viewed as a joint venture between the Ruling Class and the Poor against the Middle Class. Seen that way, ruling class members certainly wouldn’t want their daughter to marry one of the ‘takers’. They should marry in-class. Nor would they devise government programs that actually help the ‘takers.’ The ruling class only tolerate the poor to keep the middle class from taking power from the current ruling class.

So I don’t think the ruling class actually identifies with the poor so much as exploits them.


19 posted on 01/13/2012 1:49:37 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: MeganC

I recommend focusing on State Penitentiaries and County Jails.
That’s were they keep those most dangerous to you and me.

Federal Penn’s house the white collar criminals, notwithstanding the criminal masterminds in the maximum security prisons.
The average Joe, will survive in Federal prison, but no so in the state house.


20 posted on 01/13/2012 1:50:43 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: MeganC

I worked in local elections administration for many years. During the 2000 presidential election activities, the usual get-out-the-vote groups were ensuring that “voters” awaiting trial in our large county jail were issued absentee ballots. Then, after the election I received several calls from people wanting reports of how many jail residents voted. Of course we were under no requirement to compile such statistics, but my experienced guess was that *someone* was getting paid per “voter turnout”. So you do the math.


21 posted on 01/13/2012 2:18:11 PM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: cripplecreek

You are right about the term “felon”. Many assume it is a violent crime or a very serious one. One person shoplifting three hundred dollars worth of stuff can be convicted of a felony. It can be a one time event in their life that is over and done with. Just my two cents.


22 posted on 01/13/2012 2:22:41 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Awesome, thank you!


23 posted on 01/13/2012 2:23:06 PM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: cripplecreek

It is none of my business, but I’m willing to bet your felony conviction is based on a non-violent crime— firearms, tax evasion or something of that sort. If a violent crime, I’m willing to bet it was an invented overreaction by the law such as killng some violent jerk who needed killing. Am I wrong?


24 posted on 01/13/2012 2:36:32 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: MeganC

NAACP Doesn’t Just Want Felons to Vote – They Want Them to Be Lawyers, Too

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2011/11/17/naacp-doesnt-just-want-felons-to-vote-they-want-them-to-be-lawyers-too/

NAACP IN JAILHOUSE VOTE DRIVE

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1230580/posts


25 posted on 01/13/2012 2:36:52 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: MeganC

Be careful of your assumptions. There are a few FReepers.that are exceptions.....


26 posted on 01/13/2012 2:39:44 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: cripplecreek

They are more concerned with getting a Job


27 posted on 01/13/2012 2:42:28 PM PST by ballplayer
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To: cripplecreek

If was not posting from my phone, I’d post the “Atlas Shrugged” qoute. Do you have it to post?


28 posted on 01/13/2012 2:43:21 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: momtothree

Virtually everything is becoming criminalized.

My neighbor got drunk and rolled his truck on his own property. He has full coverage so he just told the insurance adjuster the truth without a second thought. A few days later the police showed up wanting to arrest him but couldn’t come up with a decent reason.


29 posted on 01/13/2012 2:44:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: CSM

I don’t know the quote you’re talking about.


30 posted on 01/13/2012 2:45:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: MeganC

I think most violent criminals aren’t really the type to care about voting and stuff. They tend not to have legit jobs, so they don’t care about the tax rate, they buy most stuff on the black market so they don’t really care what is or isn’t legal, they sure don’t want to get called for jury duty because they usually on the other side. Party affiliation just isn’t on their to do list.


31 posted on 01/13/2012 2:46:02 PM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: Vigilanteman

Yeah non violent crime. Drunk driving itself wasn’t a felony but failure to appear before his majesty the judge is.


32 posted on 01/13/2012 2:47:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: CSM
I don't know the Atlas quote but this one seems appropriate.

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

-CS Lewis
33 posted on 01/13/2012 2:54:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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Slap those Dems!




34 posted on 01/13/2012 3:28:06 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: MeganC

Several years ago, they actually had a VERY WELL organized campaign of felons calling into talk radio and saying that, if only given the chance, they would vote Republican.

The other 99% of ex-cons didn’t bother to call in.


35 posted on 01/13/2012 5:51:30 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: ExCTCitizen

And they are increasing in number all the time. Many are just ways to turn citizens into criminals to take their gun rights away.


36 posted on 01/13/2012 5:53:01 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: cripplecreek
Wow! I had no idea that a tinpot judge had the power to turn a common misdeamanor into a felony. I've see people weaving through traffic with a cell phone in hand on a daily basis who present far more danger than your average drunk driver. My mother was T-boned by one of them.

Great quote from C.S. Lewis, by the way.

37 posted on 01/14/2012 7:52:00 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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