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AOC's Chief Of Staff Defends Bernie Sanders' 'Vote From Jail' Policy

Voting rights for felons and terrorists championed by AOC staff

 on 24th April 2019 @ 8.00pm
following the vast twitter backlash of the suggested policy  chakrabarti asked why people were opposed to the idea © press
Following the vast Twitter backlash of the suggested policy, Chakrabarti asked why people were opposed to the idea

Voting rights for incarcerated felons and terrorists pushed by 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has been defended by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti.  

Following the vast Twitter backlash of the suggested policy, Chakrabarti asked why people were opposed to the idea.

"What's the reason NOT to let incarcerated people vote? Shouldn't the people most affected by unjust laws have some say in electing people to change them?" Chakrabarti asked on Wednesday.

He went onto argue that voting was a right and not a privilege, using the Second Amendment as an example:

the vermont senator revealed on monday that he is pushing for all americans over the age of 18 to be given the right to vote © press
The Vermont senator revealed on Monday that he is pushing for all Americans over the age of 18 to be given the right to vote,

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said during her CNN town hall there should be a discussion on the idea.

"I'm going to think about it, and I'm going to talk to experts, and I'm gonna make a decision, and I'll let you know. I will tell you this: One, it's a complex issue. I'm fully aware of that."

"Two, we right now have got a lot of work to do with the people in our country who have served their time and have been prohibited from voting," Harris said, San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The Vermont senator revealed on Monday that he is pushing for all Americans over the age of 18 to be given the right to vote, including criminals on death row who have been convicted on horrific crimes.

ven liberal pop star cher slammed sanders over his policy © press
ven liberal pop star Cher slammed Sanders over his policy.

“What our campaign is about, and what I believe, is creating a vibrant democracy,” Sanders explained during a CNN town hall.

“Today, as you may know, we have one of the lowest voter turnouts of any major country on Earth. I want to see us have one of the highest voter turnouts.”

Even liberal pop star Cher slammed Sanders over his policy.

“Does Bernie Sanders Really Believe [People] In Prison Who Are Murderers, Rapists, Child Molesters, BOSTON [Marathon] BOMBERS …STILL DESERVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE,” Cher said in the April 23 tweet which was later deleted without explanation.

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