should prisoners be allowed to vote?
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I am going off the presumption that when you say "prisoners" you are referring to convicted felons and not just individuals that have committed a misdemeanor.
Felons should not be able to vote in government elections.
1.) Felons have proven that they cannot obey the law. If they cannot obey the law, why should they be allowed to vote in the officials that create and enforce the law?
2.) Felons may end up changing their ways and exposing their "good side" but it is unlikely since, according to the BoJ, as many as 77 percent of all convicts end up back in prison.
It is not unconstitutional to deny them the right to vote.
1.) The 14th Amendment gives the constitution grounds to deny the right to vote of any individual "for participation in rebellion, or other crime". It therefore is constitutional to deny them the right to vote.
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Vote Placed by Balacafa 11 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con provided statistics that were sourced and backed up well whereas Pro merely asserted all of his arguments. Due to the double forfeiture I am leaving arguments blank and voting based on the sources due to the lack of rebuttal from both sides.
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