Study Finds 73% of Convicts Would Vote Democrat if Able, Only 10% Republican
Kentucky became the latest state to restore the right to vote to felons, granting 140,000 that right. It was all thanks to the state’s new Democrat governor, Andy Beshear. “I believe in the law,” he said. “I also believe in redemption, in second chances.”
While a crazy concept to most, allowing felons to vote is common sense to many of the 2020 Democrat candidates for president. When questioned during one of the Democrat debates in May, Bernie Sanders agreed that people in prison should be allowed to vote – including people like the Boston Marathon bombers. Beto O’Rourke was also on board with the idea, as were Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg.
It’s hardly due to their own compassion.
In the 2016 election there were an estimated 6.1 million people prevented from voting due to a felony and 1.3 million because they were in prison, according to the Sentencing Project. The Sentencing Project accidentally revealed the Democrats’ hand in their report, where they describe not allowing felons to vote as “disenfranchisement.”
Of course, they’re only crying disenfranchisement because they’re a left-wing organization who knows how felons tend to vote.
As Paul Bedard wrote in the Washington Examiner of a study in 2014:
A new study of how criminals vote found that most convicts register Democratic, a key reason in why liberal lawmakers and governors are eager for them to get back into the voting booth after their release.
“Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation,” said the authoritative study in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
They also cited a study that found 73 percent of convicts who turn out for presidential elections would vote Democrat.
They provided the following Democrat-to-Republican breakdown in felon party registration patterns:
- New York: 61.5 percent register Democratic, 9 percent register Republican
- New Mexico: 51.9 percent Democratic, 10.2 percent Republican
- North Carolina: 54.6 percent Democratic, 10.2 percent Republican
Congratulations to Democrats for capturing the hypothetical felon vote – thank God they still can’t benefit from it in most parts of the country.