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Jail survey: Nearly 3/4 felons register as Democrats
washington examiner ^ | december 31, 2013 | paul bedard

Posted on 12/31/2013 6:06:22 PM PST by lowbridge

A new study of how criminals vote found that most convicts register Democratic, a key reason in why liberal lawmakers and governors are eager for them to get back into the voting booth after their release.

“Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation,” said the authoritative study in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; democrats; democratscandals; felons; felonvote; howtostealanelection; mostethicalever; pelosicongress; thugthevote

1 posted on 12/31/2013 6:06:22 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

And the rest are Greens, Socialists and Independents?


2 posted on 12/31/2013 6:07:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: lowbridge

Most dead people too.


3 posted on 12/31/2013 6:08:26 PM PST by marron
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To: lowbridge

In other breaking news it has been discovered that water is wet.


4 posted on 12/31/2013 6:09:41 PM PST by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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To: lowbridge

Thieves voting for thieves.


5 posted on 12/31/2013 6:09:54 PM PST by wideawake
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To: lowbridge

Democrats benefit currently from illegal felon voting and the expropriation of resources from the productive class.


6 posted on 12/31/2013 6:10:10 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: lowbridge

lol! And do a lot of them list their religious affiliation as isl-amish? What else would they list themselves as? They’re part of the “gimm-me” bunch that turned in to the “take it” bunch. Not to mention they were all INNOCENT.


7 posted on 12/31/2013 6:10:17 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: lowbridge

So does this mean FReepers want me to stop voting?


8 posted on 12/31/2013 6:11:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lowbridge
there was a time when felons were not allowed to vote anymore...
9 posted on 12/31/2013 6:12:07 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: allblues

Takes one to know one.


10 posted on 12/31/2013 6:12:44 PM PST by LALALAW (one of the asses who's sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: lowbridge
3/4 seemed awfully low, so I checked the article, which continues...

... just 9 percent Republican...

.

11 posted on 12/31/2013 6:15:25 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No. The rest are illegal aliens and dead people.


12 posted on 12/31/2013 6:17:03 PM PST by dforest
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To: lowbridge

And many of them on parole are hired to work in offsite ‘mail sorting’ rooms of election offices.

Yes, it’s true. Do an internet search on Rossi v. Gregoire 2004.

And ex-felons and parolees will do exactly as they are told for fear they will end up back in prison.


13 posted on 12/31/2013 6:17:53 PM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Chode

There was a time when voting meant something.


14 posted on 12/31/2013 6:21:42 PM PST by Misterioso (All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal. - Ayn Rand)
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To: lowbridge
It figures. Democrats are unindicted felons. The convicted ones recognize their own.
15 posted on 12/31/2013 6:22:10 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: marron
Most dead people too. Twice if they died in the Chicago area.
16 posted on 12/31/2013 6:22:45 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: Chode

Dims don’t want there to be consequences for any deviant or irresponsible behavior.


17 posted on 12/31/2013 6:24:13 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Misterioso

If voting worked, it wouldn’t be allowed.


18 posted on 12/31/2013 6:24:17 PM PST by Misterioso (All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal. — Ayn Rand)
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To: Misterioso

The only election I skipped was Nixon vs. Kennedy, and I’ve taken the blame ever since.


19 posted on 12/31/2013 6:27:45 PM PST by Misterioso (All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal. - Ayn Rand)
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To: lowbridge

Ummm... is anyone actually surprised by this?


20 posted on 12/31/2013 6:28:44 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: lowbridge

Who would have guessed! I’ll bet that the dead are 99% Dims and the illegals about the same.


21 posted on 12/31/2013 6:31:12 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: lowbridge

I didn’t think felons could vote. But maybe that is just here.


22 posted on 12/31/2013 6:33:21 PM PST by berdie
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To: lowbridge

The RATs don’t care. The more the merrier, as long as they vote rat. Heck, even dead people vote rat.


23 posted on 12/31/2013 6:33:35 PM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: Misterioso
Amen...
24 posted on 12/31/2013 6:33:52 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Jane Long
100%
25 posted on 12/31/2013 6:34:21 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: berdie

Please disregard. Looks like when any sentence, parole, etc is completed voting rights are restored.


26 posted on 12/31/2013 6:38:56 PM PST by berdie
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To: lowbridge

What an effin joke that Party’s become


27 posted on 12/31/2013 6:45:52 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Merry Christmas Everyone . . .)
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To: lowbridge
“Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation,”

And probably from pre-felon participation too.

28 posted on 12/31/2013 7:06:07 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“additional ex-felon participation”

the PC STINK...its the middle of the wnter and NOW I have to open all of the windows!!


29 posted on 12/31/2013 7:06:23 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: lowbridge

the party of crooks and thugs, we all knew that.


30 posted on 12/31/2013 7:07:01 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: lowbridge

Of course

One of the first thing Martin O Malley did when he took over and Maryland governor 2007 was sign a Dem passed bill giving all felons (no longer in jail) the vote.

And naturally a few freepers told me they approved of that in comments over the years.

Not so much now I bet,


31 posted on 12/31/2013 7:44:49 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

- FREE REPUBLIC threads are loaded with “sleepers”


32 posted on 12/31/2013 8:53:22 PM PST by devolve (- "He's (Obama) just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." - "All this for a damn fag!" -)
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To: devolve
RE “- FREE REPUBLIC threads are loaded with “sleepers”

These folks use a libertarian argument that we are all criminals.

To get sympathy one posted that he is a felon on a gun possession charge.

I didn't buy it. There is no doubt to me why Maryland Democrat assembly and Martin O Malley gave all released criminals the vote.

33 posted on 12/31/2013 9:19:40 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: marron

Here in Mexi-fornia, when I see someone who looks like human garbage, I would be happy to wager that person is a Democrat. If I could take bets, I could become hugely wealthy...dirty, long dirty stringy hair, shaggy beard, dirty clothes, often in the 20’s and 30’s....the kind of person you would not want to shake the hand of for fear of catching some disease...bet is a Democrat. Or a Black or Mexican, Gay Rights person, etc.

Idiot Repub leadership...think if they vote for Amnesty for the 30+ million illegals, the former illegals will magically vote Repub. Right... Like the way legal Blacks, Hispanics, etc currently vote Repub?

Truly the Repub leadership are morons...or Dem Party Trojan horses.

Boner and McSurrender surely are not so stupid as to believe newly Amnestied low income types will vote for them?


34 posted on 12/31/2013 10:20:33 PM PST by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: cripplecreek
So does this mean FReepers want me to stop voting?

Yes, That's exactly what some mean.

Too bad for them because in all 50 states, felons who have served their time may vote - That's all 50 states. In some states felons must meet certain requirements but most states it's simply that they have served their time and parole requirements, if that applies.

Maine and Vermont allow incarcerated felons to vote.

Though it might pain some, felons also regain their other rights too, with the exception of owning a gun, which is also an injustice.

35 posted on 01/01/2014 4:22:28 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: berdie
I didn’t think felons could vote. But maybe that is just here.

By "just here", I'll take it that you mean Texas, as that's the state flag you fly. In Texas as in many states, a felon who has served his time plus any parole that applies may vote. It is so in all 50 states, with a few states adding other restrictions.

Maine and Vermont allow incarcerated felons to vote.

36 posted on 01/01/2014 4:28:57 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: berdie

oops. didn’t see your second reply before I replied to your first one.


37 posted on 01/01/2014 4:30:00 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: sickoflibs; devolve

Pleasde see #55. It isn’t just Maryland, it’s all 50 states.

http://felonvoting.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=286


38 posted on 01/01/2014 4:34:10 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Graybeard58

The idea that guys sit in jail or prison dreaming of the day they can vote is one that makes global warming seem sane.

Nobody is asking any questions about this study which again is completely stupid. I want to know the exact questions asked, the demographic of those asked, were they in jail when asked etc.

Its an issue for the states to decide as it should be. Here in Michigan all that is required is to not be incarcerated on parole or probation which is fine. I personally think the idea of voting in jail or prison is insane but we don’t allow it here.

And as far as the felonies are concerned, the self righteous are tempting fate. Felonies were once generally crimes that a person went out of their way to commit. Now they’re often created crimes like refusing to comply with edicts of the state.

I guess FReepers will happily sign up for Obamacare to avoid becoming a criminal.


39 posted on 01/01/2014 4:50:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I once asked my b-i-l, now deceased, who had spent 23 years in prison, about the political leanings of convicts.

He said, “generally speaking, that the younger convicts tended to be liberal, while the older ones tended to be conservative, a lot like on the outside”.


40 posted on 01/01/2014 4:56:56 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Graybeard58

While mine was a crime of non compliance and I never went to prison, I see the same among all people. When I was younger and more likely to do stupid things, I had no interest whatsoever about politics.

We’ll see a dozen different stories of injustices done to individuals at the hands of the state today. A good many of those will be stripped of their right to vote with the happy approval of oh so wise FReepers.


41 posted on 01/01/2014 5:22:33 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

In 2002, in Illinois I was charged, jailed, tried and convicted of the felony of carrying a concealed weapon.

I didn’t even know that I still had that little .32 in my heavy coat pocket. A waitress saw it in my hanging coat (I don’t know how) called the cops and the rest is history.

You’ll get a FReepmail with the rest of a story.


42 posted on 01/01/2014 9:54:16 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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