Skip to comments.Holder wants felons to vote
Posted on 02/11/2014 11:41:17 AM PST by servo1969
I wonder who he thinks they will vote for? Let me think about that a while, ahem, tough call.
Eric Holder wants millions of convicted felons to vote, urging states to change existing laws.
Holder Urges States to Repeal Bans on Felons Voting:
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday urged states to repeal laws that prohibit felons from voting, a move that would restore the right to vote to millions of people.
The call was mostly symbolic Mr. Holder has no authority to enact these changes himself but it marked the attorney generals latest effort to eliminate laws that he says disproportionately keep minorities from the polls. It is unwise, it is unjust, and it is not in keeping with our democratic values, Mr. Holder said at civil rights conference at Georgetown University. These laws deserve to be not only reconsidered, but repealed.
African-Americans represent more than a third of the estimated 5.8 million people who are prohibited from voting, according to the Sentencing Project, a research group that favors more liberal sentencing policies. And in Florida, Kentucky, and Virginia, more than one in five African-Americans has lost the right to vote.
There may be a more severe impact on minority communities, but thats a function of the convictions, not the voting laws.
Perhaps there should be a waiting period, or lifetime exclusions only for certain levels of criminal convictions.
Regardless, I think its probably going nowhere.
Because when isn't it about race with these guys?
Is there any chance we can make him a felon so that he can understand the process better?
I’m soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo shocked!
Given that 95% of felons are Democrat, I am not shocked.
Of course he does. Felons are ALL DemocRATS. Criminal and corrupt. If anyone has figured that out, it’s their “homie”, Holder.
If they want to vote they can move to a state that allows it and commit their crimes there.
Wow, first 0bamacare delays, now another politically motivated stunt ahead of the 2014 midterms. What a coincidence.
Well shouldn’t felons also have their 2nd Amendment rights restored, Mr. Eric the Black?
Why is one right more important than another?
Democrats for felons........the only demographic group proven to make bad decisions!
BTW, a DWI in America can be a misdemeanor but if you try to travel to Canada, you may be rejected entry as that conviction is treated as a felony there.
Clearly some felons are more equal than others in the Just Us Department's worldview. Oh wait, it's just a matter of what serves The Party's interests.
does this mean ALL rights restored. (ie all enumerated in the constitution WITHOUT EXCEPTION)?
Dim pol’s are pretty much felons at heart anyway, whether or not they have been convicted.
So of course they want their own ilk to vote.
A new day, a new reason to regret waking up and going to work.
Virginia AG decides to ignore VA laws in 3, 2, 1 .....
Virginia AG decides to ignore VA laws in 3, 2, 1 .....
thinking about his own future (and that of his boss)?
Eric Holder is a man who plans ahead.
He is obviously looking forward to the time when he and Obama will be convicted felons.
I’d rather restore the right to vote for dead people - the ones killed by many of the felons he now wants to get voting rights for.
Here’s an alternative headline: “Nation’s Top Cop Says Let Criminals Help Pick Sheriffs.”
Trying to prtect his and Obama’s future?
He wants felons to vote? Why not, they’re serving in the administration.
Why shouldn’t felons vote? After all, most of them are “his” type of people.
The 14th amendment recognizes the right of states to deny the right to vote to persons guilty of a crime...not that Holder and Obama won’t continue to try to find a way to force states to give felons voting rights.
My son has a felony and HATES OBAMA! He is a staunch conservative and actually converted some prisoners in prison.
I was thinking the same thing. And while we are at it, why should anyone be required to provide an ID when purchasing a firearm?
Yes, then they can vote to enact legislation so their future criminal acts are no longer felonies. Or crimes at all.
The Boston Tea Party participants would have been "felons" in their day.
Heres an alternative headline: Nations Top Cop Says Let Criminals Help Pick Sheriffs.
“Holder’s Department of Gestapo Justice Voids Felon No-Vote Law.”
The Constitution does not enumerate rights granted to individuals. It enumerates and restricts the powers granted to the federal government.
What Holder wants is more registered democrats to ‘vote’ if they don't show up at the polls.
That's how dems do voter fraud. They vote the people who don't show up. It's why the dead are ‘voted’. They don't show up.
How many ‘dead’ vote is a good indicator of how much fraud is going on. The lower the ‘dead vote’ the lower the fraud necessary to win the election by a small margin.
If a felon has his right to vote restored, then they should restore ALL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO FELONS INCLUDING GUN OWNERSHIP.
It’s wishful thinking but now that America is so populated everyone would be happier if states rights were transferred to county level rights. It would let the big city Democrats destroy their rat nests and let rural conservatives live free. Conservatives should support felons and illegals voting in the big city counties because it adds yet another reason they are terrible places to live.
Quite frankly, as a former Prosecutor, all felonies are not created equal. I simply don’t think that all felons should be permanently barred from voting. There are many non-violent felonies that shouldn’t require that extreme a penalty.
characteristics that most felons possess; they are lazy, most are dumb and they think the world owes them something and if they don’t get it, they take it. Except for the dumb part in most cases, that also describes DC politicians.
“African-Americans represent more than a third of the estimated 5.8 million people who are prohibited from voting...”
That means that two thirds of them ARE NOT african “americans”.
They have been voting Democrat for years.
One right keeps democrats in power,
the other is a threat to democrats’ power.
Ah, the ol’ “disparate impact means racism” ploy.
Restore their 2nd Amendment rights too.
No one should be.
It infringes our second Amendment right, and it’s also racist.
Sadly, Jeb Bush has advocated letting felons vote.
True all Holder is is a Communist Party washing machine— remember the good old days? A”useful idiot’ a “black agitator” a Community organizer. You do know hat felons are seen not as felons but undocumented Democrats.... people who can be Used’ to restore power to the Democratic Party plantation —and in this holder is just being the House nigga, delivering what his massa has requested.
Felons deemed unfit for society should be executed or exiled.
Yes, that’s why it’s 95% and not 100%.
There are always a few.
He’s setting the stage so that he can vote when he’s in prison.
This says everything about democrat voter. They are low value voters.
” - - - Sadly, Jeb Bush has advocated letting felons vote. - - - “
If that is true, then Jebber is truly the ideal RINO.
Karl Rove must be so proud.