Shameless power-grabs are fine in politics as long as you frame them in terms of helping some impoverished group. For example, drug dealers, rapists and murderers.
Washington DC is set to allow imprisoned people to vote, a significant move because US states have long disenfranchised those with felony convictions, even after they have served their sentences behind bars.
There were more than 6 million Americans who were unable to vote in the 2018 midterms because of a felony conviction. Washington DC’s plan would put the US Capitol in line with just two other states in the country.
Washington DC has a very high incarceration rate and up to 4,500 people could be affected by the measure, included in emergency police reform legislation that passed the city council this week.
“Expanding voting rights to persons in prison is a historic step for American democracy,” said Nicole Porter, director of advocacy at the Sentencing Project, a criminal justice reform group, in a statement. “I am hopeful that the District’s action will inspire states to recognize the value of universal suffrage and the engagement of all its citizens.”
What’s with the high incarceration rate in DC, I wonder?
Oh, of course… racism.
Obviously, 100% of prisoners are going to vote Democrat. Which is what this is very obviously about.
I expect various states to begin announcing that they’re doing this before the 2020 election. They are pulling out all the stops so they can establish their new total dictatorship.
If Joe Biden wins this election, the entire system of America is going to be transformed into something that is unrecognizable. All of our institutions will be destroyed. There will never be another Republican president, and they likely won’t even allow the Republican Party to continue to exist at all.
There will be no more need for a “controlled opposition” when they have complete power to crush any opposition. You simply do not need to control the opposition when you have the option of abolishing it completely.
I hope people understand this.