Let’s face it, Bernie Sanders makes sense. Last month, Bernie Sanders proclaimed that he would fight for incarcerated felons to vote. When pressed, he was asked whether he thought that even convicted murderers on death row, like Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be allowed to vote, Sanders said:
Yes. he should [be able to vote]. Even after they execute him, or whatever, yes he should still get to vote. In my state of Vermont we allow prisoners to vote no matter what their crime, and nothing has ever gone wrong. It’s a good thing!
- Bernie Sanders
Bernie led the pack of Democratic Socialist Candidates on this issue. Democratic-Socialist Party leaders have not publicly issued a virtuous, unified, morally right signal on this issue for the candidates to follow and repeat, and most of the latest Top 25 Candidates have abstained from comment until they receive the party line on it. “This is something, that, I’d be willing to talk about, yeah, some day.” said Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA). “For now though our message is ‘Constitutional Crisis’ until further notice but we will all be on the lookout for that one.”
We will wait for the positions of all the other 234 candidates for the Democratic Socialists position on inmate voting, but for now, Sanders has garnered the lone open endorsement from a convicted murderer.
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