Skip to comments.‘Close To Half’ Of LA County Inmates Registered As GOP Voters
Posted on 10/31/2012 6:34:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) With less than a week to go before Election Day, one particular group of voters is getting some help in making sure their voice is heard.
KNX 1070′s Claudia Peschiutta reports Los Angeles County Sheriffs deputies and volunteers have registered hundreds of potential new voters in the county jail system.
Nearly 1,300 inmates signed up to cast their ballot over a two-week registration drive this month at the Mens Central Jail, Twin Towers, and other local jails, according to Lt. Edward Ramirez with the Sheriffs Community Transition Unit.
We do an all-call and ask whos registered to vote, and those that arent, we ask them if theyd be interested in voting, said Ramirez, who found that close to half registered as Republican voters.
The process consists of Ramirez along with civilian volunteers asking inmates a series of questions to determine whether they are eligible to vote which would include inmates who are currently on trial or awaiting trial.
Those who are serving time for a traffic or misdemeanor offense in a local jail as a condition of probation may also be eligible.
Anyone convicted of a felony in California may also be eligible to register and vote after they have served their sentence and are no longer on parole, according to a Los Angeles County Registrars Office inmate voting guide (PDF).
Ramirez said in addition to doing an incredibly good deed, volunteers also believed themselves to be doing a public service during the registration drive.
It would be incredibly hypocritical to speak of rehabilitating inmates, and refuse to allow them to vote, he said.
Did the GOP candidate offer to bring back their salt shakers?
Sure is quiet in here. LOL
One possible explanation is that a large # of the GOP registrants in this case comprise individuals who are sick of the folly of our big government nanny state that punishes people over stupid laws.
I mean c’mon, throwing people in jail for traffic misdemeanors? What the hell.
The police state/prison-industry cronies surely make a lot of $$$ ruining others lives.
Who is Clodia trying to kid?
There are a lot of guys in jails for minor crap. I did 60 days once because I was sick of the probation scam and went to my probation officer and told him to lock me up because I was sick of jumping through hoops and handing over my money to do it. We went and saw the judge and 10 minutes later I was getting processed into the jail. Yeah it sucked but I was done free and clear when I walked out the door 2 months later.
A couple weeks into my term I was sitting there talking with the guard on duty one night and he told me that his son was in jail the next county over. He said his son got popped for possession so he told the kid to take the couple of months in jail because it was cheaper and quicker than probation.
More than half of the inmates are not registered as GOP voters,
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