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U.S. felons a potentially powerful yet shunned voting bloc
Reuters ^ | OCTOBER 12, 2012 | Thomas Ferraro

Posted on 02/27/2013 3:39:31 PM PST by yoe

Felons could account for up to 10 percent of the roughly 130 million Americans expected to vote in the November 6 election, more than enough to affect the razor-thin margins that could determine the outcome.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: felons; voting
(Obama Administration Announces $20.5 Million in Ex-Felon Grants)

( State laws vary widely on voting rights for felons)

(Voting as an Ex-Offender)

Obama still sticking his finger in Arizona's eye by releasing felons incarcerated in Arizona. Janet Napolitano taking the hit....she takes her orders from Obama not the other way 'round. Sounds like the Benghazi story.....anything comeing out of HLS or the White House about keeping track of these felons is laughable.

1 posted on 02/27/2013 3:39:36 PM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

There is no reason why people who have dmeonstrated their contempt for the law and the community to be able to vote.


2 posted on 02/27/2013 3:42:35 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m a voting former felon. I committed the horrifying crime of failing to appear for a court date.

BTW the fantasy that prison and jail inmates sit around and dream about the day they’ll get to vote, makes global warmists sound sane.


3 posted on 02/27/2013 3:46:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

Many of them are already voting, there is no federal law that prohibits it. It’s a state issue.


4 posted on 02/27/2013 3:46:15 PM PST by cbvanb
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To: cbvanb

Leftists want them voting while still in prison


5 posted on 02/27/2013 3:52:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: cripplecreek
jail inmates sit around and dream about the day they’ll get to vot

lol. Forget girls, forget steaks, forget a job, forget visiting mom.... no they dream of voting.. lol

6 posted on 02/27/2013 3:53:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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7 posted on 02/27/2013 3:54:45 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: yoe
Felons have experienced first-hand the excesses most conservatives decry.

I say that since the object is apparently to turn us all into felons, felons should be able to vote.

I think the world would be a better place.

8 posted on 02/27/2013 3:57:39 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: GeronL

Its up to the states anyway. I will always oppose voting in prisons and jails but the simple fact is that I didn’t even consider voting till after I had turned things around and become a consistent conservative.

Hell, I’m among the extremists who wants to make voting harder by requiring ID, eliminating early voting, minimize absentee voting, and eliminate motor voter. If it were up to me, no one but the secretary of state office could register voters. No more political parties or advocacy groups registering voters. Nothing short of an in person trip to the SOS office to register and I would even require voter registration renewals every 5 years.


9 posted on 02/27/2013 4:02:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Nope. I would require people to vote for each election period as a separate act.


10 posted on 02/27/2013 4:09:07 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: yoe
shunned my achin azz... they are RECRUITED by the RATS!!!
11 posted on 02/27/2013 4:13:42 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GeronL

Register for each presidential election.


12 posted on 02/27/2013 4:17:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I meant for every election. No voter rolls that carry over.

But I could compromise. :p


13 posted on 02/27/2013 4:19:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BenLurkin
We will all be criminals at some point. The govt is creating too many laws and regulations that you are bound to break some at some point no matter your lack of intent.
14 posted on 02/27/2013 4:23:42 PM PST by Theoria
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To: GeronL

You would have to have all your elections at the same time.

In just the last year I voted 4 different times. Once in the presidential primary (with a local school vote) Once in the primary for congress and other state offices. A second school vote in September, and again in the November general election.

There are other local elections coming up soon but none that apply to me. We did pass a law stopping the schools from having elections by themselves when they would get the fewest voters.


15 posted on 02/27/2013 4:29:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: elkfersupper

You do realize that almost ALL felons will vote democrat don’t you?

They are not religious conservatives.


16 posted on 02/27/2013 4:40:41 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: ansel12
You do realize that almost ALL felons will vote democrat don’t you? They are not religious conservatives.

No, they won't and no, they aren't.

They've had a taste of the American Taliban.

They will vote for libertarian principles or not vote at all.

17 posted on 02/27/2013 4:46:31 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

Libertarian principles are the left, and you are right, criminals love them, they will NOT be voting conservative, they hate conservatism.

The criminal class will be all over this libertarian, or leftist agenda, it is to the left of even the democrats.

Throw open the borders completely; only a rare individual (terrorist, disease carrier etc.) can be kept from freedom of movement through “political boundaries”.

Homosexuals; total freedom in the military, gay marriage, adoption, child custody and everything else.

Abortion; zero restrictions or impediments.

Pornography; no restraint, no restrictions.

Drugs; Meth, Heroin, Crack, and anything new that science can come up with, zero restrictions.

Advertising those drugs, prostitution, and pornography; zero restrictions.

Military Strength; minimal capabilities.


18 posted on 02/27/2013 5:06:48 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: elkfersupper

Wow, you think that social conservative, God fearing freerepublic is the Taliban?


19 posted on 02/27/2013 5:10:38 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: Theoria

By that time, elections will just be a sham anyway.


20 posted on 02/27/2013 5:26:02 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks yoe.

Conservative Justices Doubt Ongoing Validity Of 1965 Voting Rights Act
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2991948/posts


21 posted on 02/27/2013 7:46:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: yoe

If a felon has served his time and has been released all rights should be restored after a certain amount of time. I am only speaking about non-violent felonies of course.


22 posted on 02/27/2013 9:51:13 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: ansel12
My recollection is that the founder and owner of Free Republic was once driving the boat at the libertarian caucus of the Republican party in California.

I may be wrong about that, but I don't think so.

23 posted on 02/28/2013 9:59:19 AM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

LOL, drove a boat, just think there may even be a photograph, hold the presses!!!

A Question for “conservatives” (Zot!) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2981786/posts


24 posted on 02/28/2013 10:34:12 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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