Skip to comments.ACLU Works So Rapists Can Vote (Where is the MSM Outrage?)
Posted on 08/21/2012 12:30:52 PM PDT by icwhatudo
In 11 states, you can lose your right to vote for life. The ACLU is fighting to restore the voting rights of formerly incarcerated people so that they, like all Americans, will be heard.
The scope and impact of the disenfranchisement laws in the United States are beyond comparison, especially with regard to the continued deprivation of voting rights after incarceration. Of the 5.3 million Americans barred from voting due to a criminal conviction, most of which are non-violent in nature, thirty-nine percent have fully completed their sentences, including probation and parole, yet such individuals are still deprived of their right to vote. In several states, people with criminal records encounter a variety of other barriers to voting, including, most often, cumbersome restoration processes or lengthy waiting periods before rights restoration applications may even be submitted.
The ACLU is fighting to restore the voting rights of formerly incarcerated people so that they, like all Americans, can exercise their political voice.
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The GOP should propose an immediate end to voting rights for rapists nationwide. Turn this issue into an advantage-the DNC will never go for it (felons are a huge voting block). If the dems oppose this measure in any way the GOP can then accuse them of being soft on rapists.
If you’ve paid your debt to society, you’ve paid your debt to society. Mind you, I’d support longer sentences for convicted rapists....
In general, I agree. Though I’d like to see a period of 5 to 10 years after completion of sentence without criminal behavior before rights are fully restored.
Which is pretty much what we have now. The great majority of states have procedures that allow a felon to have his voting rights restored. They are all over the block, but that’s what you get with federalism.