Getting more Democrat votes.

Democrats And The Criminal Vote

The authors, professors from the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, found that in some states, felons register Democratic by more than six-to-one.

MVA found 941 ineligible felons who were allowed to vote in 2008 alone, exceeding the 312 vote margin separating DFL candidate Al Franken and GOP Sen. Norm Coleman after a grueling recount. Go To Site

The six-month election recount that turned former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Al Franken into a U.S. senator may have been decided by convicted felons who voted illegally in Minnesota's Twin Cities. Go To Site

Attorney General Eric Holder’s call to restore voting rights to felons after they’ve served their time in prison has split Senate Democrats... Other Senate Democrats have enthusiastically endorsed Holder’s recommendation. “Except in the rarest circumstances, after they’ve paid their price to society they ought to be participants in our electoral system,” said Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.). “I think it’s a move in the right direction." Go To Site

Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia used his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing the Republican-run legislature... The sweeping order, in a swing state that could play a role in deciding the November presidential election, will enable all felons who have served their prison time and finished parole or probation to register to vote. Most are African-Americans, a core constituency of Democrats, Mr. McAuliffe’s political party.

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Felons who have served their sentences shouldn’t be blocked from voting by state laws that disproportionately affect minorities, Attorney General Eric Holder said.

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The six-month election recount that turned former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Al Franken into a U.S. senator may have been decided by convicted felons who voted illegally in Minnesota's Twin Cities.

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A Democratic bill unveiled this week would allow former convicted felons released from prison to vote in federal elections. The measure would create a uniform federal standard applicable to ex-felons who are no longer in prison... Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee and lead sponsor of the bill, said it would help former criminal offenders reintegrate into civil society. He also noted that preventing former prisoners from voting disproportionately affects racial minorities. Nearly six million Americans cannot vote because of a felony conviction.

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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. The authors, professors from the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, found that in some states, felons register Democratic by more than six-to-one.