I wonder which party they would vote for?
MUSCATINE, Ia. — While Iowa struggles on whether to restore voting rights to felons who have completed their prison sentences, Sen. Bernie Sanders said people convicted of felonies should never lose access to the ballot box in the first place.
At a town hall meeting in Muscatine’s West Middle School gymnasium Saturday, the Vermont senator was asked whether the imprisoned should have the right to vote. Only Vermont and Maine allow felons to vote from behind bars.
"I think that is absolutely the direction we should go," he said.Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to Iowans during a town hall meeting at West Middle School in Muscatine on Saturday
While most states disenfranchise felons, Sanders said the convicted still have a right to participate in elections.
"In my state, what we do is separate. You’re paying a price, you committed a crime, you’re in jail. That's bad," he said. "But you’re still living in American society and you have a right to vote. I believe in that, yes, I do.”