Bernie Sanders: Convicts Should Be Allowed To Vote From Prison, Even The Boston Marathon Bomber


Sen. Bernie Sanders said although people commit serious crimes like sexual assault and murder, they should be allowed to vote from prison because the right to vote is inherent to our democracy.

"I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy," Sanders said at a CNN town hall. "Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away, you're running down a slippery slope."

"I believe even if they are in jail, they’re paying the price to society, that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy," Sanders added.

"This is what I believe," the presidential candidate said. "Do you believe in democracy? Do you believe every single American 18 years of age or older who is an American citizen should have the right to vote?"

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