35K Paroled Felons Receive ‘Right’ To Vote – Is This BS, Or What?

Meanwhile, we’re worried about ‘Russian’ interference in our elections.

A handful of Russians spent $100,000 on 3,000 Facebook ads and the Democrats and the Media (D) think that it’s the end of democracy as we know it.

(Of course, they make no mention of Obama meddling in foreign elections.)

But 35K paroled felons getting the right to vote?

No problemo, dude.

Where exactly is this insanity occurring, you ask?

The great bastion of progressivism, New York state.

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has signed an executive order granting 35,000 paroled felons the right to vote after the Republicans blocked a bill in the state Senate.

“I’m unwilling to take no for an answer,” Cuomo said at the annual convention of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in New York City. “I’m going to make it law by executive order.”

The state legislature voted down a law that he determined should be on the books, he chooses to bypass lawmakers and enact it by executive order.

How nice.

One Republican called the move an ‘outrageous power grab’.

He gave his reasons.

“It is unconscionable to deny voting rights to New Yorkers who have paid their debt and have re-entered society,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“This reform will reduce disenfranchisement and will help restore justice and fairness to our democratic process. Withholding or delaying voting rights diminishes our democracy.”

And the flipside would be that the people you’re granting voting rights to people that don’t think much of breaking the law.

Do repeat offenders get to vote, too?

What about recidivism?

And what political ideology do you think they’ll go for — the tough on crime Republicans or… the gun-grabbing bleeding-hearts?

Gee, I wonder.

Cuomo is facing a Democratic primary challenger, Cynthia Nixon, one of the stars of Sex in the City, who has consistently called out the Governor for failing to support minorities.

Cuomo said that nearly three-fourths of parolees in New York are black or Latino, and allowing parolees to vote will help them to reconnect with the community.

So, it seems as though it’s all about the votes and some virtue-signaling and making sure that Cuomo looks good to the right groups.

Is now the right time to mention that pandering to blacks and Latinos by granting the right to vote to convicted felons just a teensy bit racist?


Well, let’s carry on then.

But Republicans disagree [with Cuomo’s assertion that reinstating voting rights to parolees would help minorities reconnect with their community] and already started pouncing on Cuomo over the new measure. Republican Senate Leader John Flanagan said Wednesday that the order was bad public policy and could potentially be illegal because the governor ignored the Legislature.

Ed Cox, chairman of the state Republican Party, in a statement, called the directive an “outrageous power grab” in a bid to appeal to “radical primary voters,” according to the New York Times.
Source: Fox News

It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

Did Cuomo act illegally by ignoring the legislature in an attempt to get felons to vote?

That’ll be quite the New York Times headline, right there.

Maybe he could turn it into a campaign slogan for the prison voters, ‘Vote Cuomo! I Break The Law Just Like You Do!’

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