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Should people with criminal records be allowed to vote?

  • Criminals are people too!

    Criminals may have their own unique views on issues especially like drug legalization, funding for rehab, death penalty, etc. They will likely have strong views on prison funding. It is not fair to subject prisoners to punishments without giving them a say in how punishments operate in the US. Criminals may actually even be more informed voters than other citizens on certain issues like prison funding, since they have seen first hand the effect of the judicial system. If prison riots due to lack of security funding were a major issue in US prisons, the prisoners would know more about that than the average voter.

  • All Citizens Should Vote

    I believe it should be every citizens right to vote, regardless of rather that person be in the prison system or simply detained in a hospital. I think it is a tragedy that we take the right to vote away from some of our most downtrodden citizens. I also find it troubling that people who have been the victim of the war on drugs lose the right to vote as well.

  • Of course they should

    Criminal record or not, if a person is a citizen of the United States then they should be allowed to vote. It is also their country and regardless of crimes they have committed, they should still get a say in things. A criminal record doesn't make a person no longer human with rights or strip them of being American.

  • Yes, it is a serious right.

    Being allowed to vote is a serious right that was fought and won and paid for with blood, and people with criminal records deserve the right as well, as living citizens. I can see where it would do no good to deny even a criminal the right to vote. If a person is taking up space in our country, they should vote.

  • Yes, it is a serious right.

    Being allowed to vote is a serious right that was fought and won and paid for with blood, and people with criminal records deserve the right as well, as living citizens. I can see where it would do no good to deny even a criminal the right to vote. If a person is taking up space in our country, they should vote.

  • Of course they should

    Criminal record or not, if a person is a citizen of the United States then they should be allowed to vote. It is also their country and regardless of crimes they have committed, they should still get a say in things. A criminal record doesn't make a person no longer human with rights or strip them of being American.

  • No Just No

    Might as well let people who aren't citizens vote for president. This is completely stupid. Why should a drug dealer be able to vote for president. At least give them 10 years to be allowed to vote. What if they are retarded and don't know what they are doing? Every vote counts and it cant be a pointless one


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