Have you ever noticed that it’s only ever been Democrats who’ve advocated for giving felons the right to vote? Virginia’s Democrat governor Terry McAuliffe last year said that his “greatest achievement” in office was restoring the voting rights of 156,221 felons.
Why? Because 7 in 10 felons lean Democrat, while only ten percent lean Republican.
That’s why you see places like the Center for American Progress bemoan the fact that there are 3.1 million Americans ineligible to vote as a result of their own crimes. “There are currently more Americans barred from voting due to past felony convictions than the populations of North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming combined. The laws that prevent 3.1 million citizens who have completed their sentences from voting are outdated, irresponsible, and unjust,” they write.
But how committed are they to “voting rights” when it’s a demographic that votes Republican? As the Washington Times reported,
After years of accusing states of “voter suppression,” the Center for American Progress wants to make it tougher for overseas military to vote in the name of election security.
The left-wing public-policy group issued Monday a report, “Election Security in All 50 States,” that called for stricter standards to prevent cyber-meddling in elections by foreign governments, including banning military stationed abroad from submitting ballots via email or fax.
One state that allows such vote-casting is Colorado. The center called on the state to “prohibit voters stationed or living overseas from returning voted ballots electronically.”
“Regardless of the state’s secure ballot return system for electronically voted ballots, we recommend that all voted ballots be returned by mail or delivered in person,” said the 245-page report.
What could possibly be motivating their inconsistent position? Could it be the fact that Republicans outnumber Democrats 2:1 in the military? You bet.
So liberals are officially for the voting rights of felons, but not those in the armed forces. Not a great look, guys.
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