7-Out-of-10 Felons Register as Democrats

Britney Logan,

 A recent study of voting patterns by felons reveals that the majority of criminals identify with the Democratic Party.

Criminals sitting in jail make up about 2.5% of the population eligible to vote, a total of 5.8 million people. The study was performed by The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and found that 73% of felons who participate in presidential elections vote Democrat.

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“Democrats would benefit from ex-felon participation,” the study noted.

Washington Examiner reports:

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. […]

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. In New York, for example, 61.5 percent of convicts are Democrats, just 9 percent Republican. They also cited a study that found 73 percent of convicts who turn out for presidential elections would vote Democrat. […]

The study looked at three states which are reminding convicts that they can vote after leaving jail: New YorkNew Mexico and North Carolina.

They provided the following Democrat-to-Republican breakdown in felon party registration patterns:

– New York: 61.5 percent register Democratic, 9 percent register Republican

– New Mexico: 51.9 percent Democratic, 10.2 percent Republican

– North Carolina: 54.6 percent Democratic, 10.2 percent Republican

Even still, despite the efforts of these “liberal lawmakers and governors,” convicts do not seem all that interested in getting out to the polls on election day. “[D]espite recent moves in states to notify convicts that they can vote again, the study finds little evidence that they do, undercutting Democratic efforts to get them to the polls,” Washington Examiner writes.

Practically speaking: Is it any wonder liberals, who otherwise have largely remained awkwardly silent about civil liberties since Obama took office, are so dedicated to restoring the voting rights of felons?

Ideologically speaking: Is it any wonder that criminals are attracted to the party whose entire political philosophy is based on theft?

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