Bernie Sanders wants to let felons vote from inside prison

Bernie Sanders wants to let felons vote from inside prison

Bernie Sanders wants to let felons vote from inside prison

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are holding dueling events Saturday just days after Bernie Sanders won the campaign cash derby for the first quarter of the year.

At that Iowa town hall meeting, he was asked whether or not it would be implemented nationwide.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), another 2020 contender, was asked her position on the issue at a candidate forum-which Sanders did not attend-hosted by HuffPost and the Open Markets Institute last weekend.

Iowans have been debating whether to restore voting rights to convicted felons who have paid their debt to society.

"For better or for worse--and it is for worse--for whatever reason, you know, Fox has a huge viewing audience", Sanders responded.And to simply say that we're not going to talk to millions of people who watch that network--I don't think is smart. As of now, convicted criminals have to have approval from the governor in order for their voting rights to be restored. Currently, only ME and Vermont let felons retain their voting rights while incarcerated, which the senator noted on Saturday.

Bernie Sanders told Iowans Saturday he believes convicted felons should be allowed to vote while incarcerated because "they're still living in American society".

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Bernie Sanders said he views Fox News as propaganda for the Trump administration, in a Monday interview with The Huffington Post.

"In my state, what we do is separate".

"The problem, though, that I believe, is whether you're in the majority or the minority, I think you have to protect minority rights". They are doing it because it buys them votes. "It's encouraging to have a strong coalition of supporters backing our proposed constitutional amendment".

Sanders has pushed for progressive prison reforms and during the 1990s fought against a Democratic Party that raced to be more "tough on crime" than their Republican counterparts in Washington. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics data from 2013 showed America has the highest incarceration rate in the world.

He's the only one in the field who ran in 2016.

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