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Holder wants felons to vote
Legal Insurrection ^ | 2-11-2014 | William A. Jacobson

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 general’s 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 These laws deserve to be not only reconsidered, but repealed.”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 that’s 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 it’s probably going nowhere.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: 2014issues; bhodoj; doj; electionfraud; felonfranchise; felonrighttovote; felonvote; felonvotingrights; holder; obama; vote; votefraud; voterfraud
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Before I even read the article I KNEW it would be about how it's not fair that so many blacks are in prison.

Because when isn't it about race with these guys?

1 posted on 02/11/2014 11:41:17 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Is there any chance we can make him a felon so that he can understand the process better?


2 posted on 02/11/2014 11:42:07 AM PST by struggle
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To: servo1969

I’m soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo shocked!


3 posted on 02/11/2014 11:42:43 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: servo1969

Given that 95% of felons are Democrat, I am not shocked.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 11:45:00 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: servo1969

Of course he does. Felons are ALL DemocRATS. Criminal and corrupt. If anyone has figured that out, it’s their “homie”, Holder.


5 posted on 02/11/2014 11:47:30 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: servo1969

If they want to vote they can move to a state that allows it and commit their crimes there.


6 posted on 02/11/2014 11:48:08 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: servo1969

Wow, first 0bamacare delays, now another politically motivated stunt ahead of the 2014 midterms. What a coincidence.


7 posted on 02/11/2014 11:48:25 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: servo1969

Well shouldn’t felons also have their 2nd Amendment rights restored, Mr. Eric the Black?

Why is one right more important than another?


8 posted on 02/11/2014 11:49:47 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: servo1969

Democrats for felons........the only demographic group proven to make bad decisions!


9 posted on 02/11/2014 11:50:07 AM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: servo1969
Just don't let non-violent felons ever own a gun, right Holder?

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.

10 posted on 02/11/2014 11:51:03 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: servo1969

does this mean ALL rights restored. (ie all enumerated in the constitution WITHOUT EXCEPTION)?


11 posted on 02/11/2014 11:51:26 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: servo1969
Of course he does.
1. They're "His" people. Blacks, criminals or both.
2. They would overwhelmingly vote Democrat.
3. It's yet another poke in the eye of all law abiding citizens. We're not His people, obviously.

12 posted on 02/11/2014 11:51:38 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: servo1969

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.


13 posted on 02/11/2014 11:53:31 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: servo1969

A new day, a new reason to regret waking up and going to work.


14 posted on 02/11/2014 11:53:57 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: servo1969

Virginia AG decides to ignore VA laws in 3, 2, 1 .....


15 posted on 02/11/2014 11:54:48 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: servo1969

Virginia AG decides to ignore VA laws in 3, 2, 1 .....


16 posted on 02/11/2014 11:54:49 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: servo1969

thinking about his own future (and that of his boss)?


17 posted on 02/11/2014 11:58:30 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: servo1969

Eric Holder is a man who plans ahead.

He is obviously looking forward to the time when he and Obama will be convicted felons.


18 posted on 02/11/2014 11:59:12 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: servo1969

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.


19 posted on 02/11/2014 11:59:19 AM PST by alancarp
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To: servo1969

Here’s an alternative headline: “Nation’s Top Cop Says Let Criminals Help Pick Sheriffs.”


20 posted on 02/11/2014 12:02:08 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: servo1969

Trying to prtect his and Obama’s future?


21 posted on 02/11/2014 12:02:10 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: servo1969

He wants felons to vote? Why not, they’re serving in the administration.


22 posted on 02/11/2014 12:04:17 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: servo1969

Why shouldn’t felons vote? After all, most of them are “his” type of people.


23 posted on 02/11/2014 12:04:23 PM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: servo1969
Everyone in this administration makes me sick!!
24 posted on 02/11/2014 12:05:27 PM PST by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: servo1969

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.


25 posted on 02/11/2014 12:05:28 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: TheThirdRuffian

My son has a felony and HATES OBAMA! He is a staunch conservative and actually converted some prisoners in prison.


26 posted on 02/11/2014 12:07:40 PM PST by Boiling point (Socialism; Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: chris37
Well shouldn’t felons also have their 2nd Amendment rights restored, Mr. Eric the Black? Why is one right more important than another?

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?

27 posted on 02/11/2014 12:08:52 PM PST by suijuris
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To: servo1969

Yes, then they can vote to enact legislation so their future criminal acts are no longer felonies. Or crimes at all.


28 posted on 02/11/2014 12:11:29 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: servo1969
Oddly enough, I also want felons to vote - and to be able to own firearms - after they have served their time and fulfilled all their other obligations imposed by our criminal justice system as a result of their felonious activity.

The Boston Tea Party participants would have been "felons" in their day.

29 posted on 02/11/2014 12:11:45 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Rockingham

Here’s an alternative headline: “Nation’s Top Cop Says Let Criminals Help Pick Sheriffs.”

Or:

“Holder’s Department of Gestapo Justice Voids Felon No-Vote Law.”


30 posted on 02/11/2014 12:16:26 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: longtermmemmory
does this mean ALL rights restored. (ie all enumerated in the constitution WITHOUT EXCEPTION)?

The Constitution does not enumerate rights granted to individuals. It enumerates and restricts the powers granted to the federal government.

31 posted on 02/11/2014 12:17:08 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: servo1969
Criminals are big on doing their ‘civic duty’ and voting? Not likly. That's not Holder's issue.

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.

32 posted on 02/11/2014 12:17:40 PM PST by GOPJ ("Hillary Clinton says (the) press has big egos and no brains". - Tony Blair - May 19, 1993)
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To: struggle
Is there any chance we can make him a felon so that he can understand the process better?

He would be had Columbia not declined to prosecute. This decision may have been made to avoid a repeat of violent Columbia campus confrontations between police and members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in 1968.


33 posted on 02/11/2014 12:21:14 PM PST by caveat emptor (Always be polite !)
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To: servo1969

If a felon has his right to vote restored, then they should restore ALL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO FELONS INCLUDING GUN OWNERSHIP.


34 posted on 02/11/2014 12:28:52 PM PST by BradtotheBone (Record number of people on welfare. That's the State of the Union under Obama.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

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.


35 posted on 02/11/2014 12:44:10 PM PST by Reeses
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To: servo1969

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.


36 posted on 02/11/2014 12:51:34 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: servo1969

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.


37 posted on 02/11/2014 12:51:45 PM PST by drypowder
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To: servo1969

“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”.


38 posted on 02/11/2014 12:52:14 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: servo1969

They have been voting Democrat for years.


39 posted on 02/11/2014 12:57:36 PM PST by sport
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To: chris37

One right keeps democrats in power,
the other is a threat to democrats’ power.


40 posted on 02/11/2014 12:58:55 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 43north

Ah, the ol’ “disparate impact means racism” ploy.


41 posted on 02/11/2014 12:59:47 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: servo1969

Restore their 2nd Amendment rights too.


42 posted on 02/11/2014 1:00:24 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: suijuris

No one should be.

It infringes our second Amendment right, and it’s also racist.


43 posted on 02/11/2014 1:07:25 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Graewoulf

Sadly, Jeb Bush has advocated letting felons vote.


44 posted on 02/11/2014 1:13:14 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: servo1969

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.


45 posted on 02/11/2014 1:39:24 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: servo1969
I think felons, once deemed fit for society, should have all their rights restored once they've paid their dues.

Felons deemed unfit for society should be executed or exiled.

46 posted on 02/11/2014 1:54:43 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Boiling point

Yes, that’s why it’s 95% and not 100%.

There are always a few.


47 posted on 02/11/2014 2:14:29 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: servo1969

He’s setting the stage so that he can vote when he’s in prison.


48 posted on 02/11/2014 2:36:28 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: servo1969

This says everything about democrat voter. They are low value voters.


49 posted on 02/11/2014 2:39:34 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Rockingham

” - - - 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.


50 posted on 02/11/2014 2:41:47 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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