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Bernie Sanders: The right to vote should be extended 'even for terrible people'

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he thinks everyone should have the right to vote -- even the Boston Marathon bomber. Asked at a CNN town hall if he thought felons should be allowed to vote -- even while they're incarcerated, not just after they're released -- Sanders said the country needs more people to vote. "This is a democracy and we have got to expand that democracy, and I believe every single person does have the right to vote," he said. #CNN #News
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Lord Zanthar Teh Allen (4 days ago)
I can’t believe I have to vote for Trump now!
LJ Adkins (18 days ago)
Are prisoners citizens? Yes.
Denise Horn (1 month ago)
I disagree completely. Voting is imperative; it is crucial to understand the power that is obviously wielded with whoever is elected. A sound mind with the ability to weigh decisions is important. Someone who cannot determine that committing a sex offense or murdering someone is not of sound mind. I wouldn't trust them to cross the street with me let alone try to determine my future, which is what voting is about; trust. It makes sense to be able to think!
timmy (1 month ago)
can you imagine this senile ass as president
The War Office 111 (1 month ago)
Its the right of god to vote. We cant play god
A Padgett (1 month ago)
Yeah..... give them the right to vote those voter lines would change some things
logical change (1 month ago)
Lmao Korrupt Kamala did not even answer the question. What a coward! Her answer was "We should have that conversation" WELL SWEETIE YOU ARE HAVING THAT FUCKING CONVERSATION RIGHT NOW SO GIVE YOUR FUCKING OPINION. HOW THE FUCK DO YOU CRITICIZE A CANDIDATE WHO GIVES AN ANSWER AND PRAISE THE ONE WHO DODGES THE QUESTION??? DNCNN IS TOTAL AND UTTER BULLSHIT. Glad the people in this comment section are WOKE. STAY WOKE!!!
Karen Piotte (2 months ago)
Bernie needs to make his point without saying the marathon bomber should have the right to vote! I get what he's saying about felons getting their rights back after they serve their time. They should get their rights back! But this is all I'm hearing and it sounds bad.
LUCY LOVE (2 months ago)
Surprise Surprise. Thugs protecting Thugs. Which Candidate is CNN pulling for ? It's sure not Bernie.
Aaron (3 months ago)
If you are going to grant that right back to felons we’ll don’t they have a right to defend themselves from bully inmates? So why not give them their 2nd amendment right back too, that’s only fair and on the same logic as letting them vote. Heck give them their right to freely move among the states too and free speech and protest? Bernie, you’re an idiot.
Charles Cunningham (3 months ago)
This is ridiculous. Felons should not vote because people who have not shown the ability to abide by our nation's laws should not have a say in the creation of those laws. Prisoners should not be deprived of their basic human rights, but they should be deprived of their rights as members of our society, because they broke the rules of our society. Once they have been punished for that, I agree that they should be reintegrated into society -- but not until then.
Alfred Poe (3 months ago)
its a no for me bernie
American Patriot (3 months ago)
And ur all disliking this video because they are against criminals to vote? U want terrorists to vote TOO?! MAYBE put sharia law into order over America's laws?! Huh?! Ud want women beaten daily for disobeying their husbands?!! Or stoned to death for leaving the Islam faith?! U want them to vote TOO?! How about none Americans shouldn't be able to vote!! IF UR not born here u can't vote just like u can't run for President. No felons should be able to vote either!! BARACK fucked this country up so bad and corrupted the media. Now it's all divided because of it. And u point the finger at Trump?!! This God damn country was a mess before Trump took office!! Riots and protests in the streets before Trump!! Democratic cities full of crime and poverty!! Many without jobs or education. IT'S THE DEMOCRATS WHO COME VOTING TIME TALK A GOOD TALK AND GATHER U ALL UP ACTING LIKE THERE IS HOPE FOR THE FUTURE!! ONCE U VOTE DEMOCRAT THEY SHIT ON YOU ALL!! EXCEPT THE CELBERTIES. THEY TREAT THEM GOLDEN. CUT THEIR TAXES AND PROMOTE THEIR SHIT. LIKE OBAMA DID!! IN TALK SHOWS AND ESPN MAKING MARCH MADNESS PICKS WHILE AMERICANS SUFFERED WITHOUT JOBS!! HE WAS SELLING OUR WORK ACROSS SEAS AND NOT GIVING A FUCK ABOUT OUR MILITARY VETS. HE OVER DOUBLED OUR DEBT AND YET HE GOT UP ON STAGE AND TALKED AS IF EVERYTHING WAS GREAT UNDER HIS EVIL REGIME!! U ALL BOW TO HIM SERVE HIM LIKE HE WAS A GOD. LITTLE KIDS PRAYING TO HIM AND CELEBERTIES CALLING HIM BLACK JESUS!! THIS IS ALL FUCKED UP AND UR ALL IN A DAZE. UR NOT WOKE. REASON WE REPUBLICANS CALL IT WOKE. BECAUSE WE ARE WOKE. WE KNOW THE TRUTH AND WHAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO DO.. KILL OFF OUR BABIES. SELL GUNS TO TERRORISTS WHILE BANNING OURS. OPEN OUR BORDERS TO THOSE VERY SAME TERRORISTS IN HOPES OF THEM COMING IN AND WASTING US OFF!! ELIMINATING US AND OUR AMERICAN FOLK!! DESTROYING OUR DREAMS AND CULTURE. OUR FAITH.. DEMOCRATS ARE BEHIND ALL OF THAT SHIT NOW UR ALL SITTING HERE DEBATING IF WE SHOULD ALLOW FELONS TO VOTE?!! GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK!! And back in the 80s Donald Trump was on Operah and She asked Him if He'd run for President. HE said, "no. But one day if America needs Me I'll run." Back when Donald was a Democrat. Everyone in media and t.v. loved him and wanted Him to be President knowing He'd follow their evil agenda!! HE woke up in 2009 and became a Republican. Now he's hated?!! Funny how He was never ever mentioned a racist or sexist until He ran for Republican President in 2015!! Sounds like all that shit was made up to destroy His chances of winning. Typical of the left to do. Make up shit to smear the one running against their agenda. Barack Obama started an agenda and said many times vote for hillary if You want My legacy to continue!! His agenda he'd say!! Well maybe she lost because We don't Want HIS ANTI AMERICAN AGENDA TO CONTINUE!!! ONLY IDIOTS WHO DID WANT IT TO CONTINUE WERE CORRUPT ZOMBIES WHO BIT ONTO EVERYTHING THE GOD DAMN T.V. AND SCHOOLS TOLD THEM!! THEY CONTROL THE PEOPLE. OR IF U GO AGAINST THEM THEY FIRE BACK AT YA. CREATE RIOTS AND PROTESTS WITH MANY PEOPLE WHO ASSAULT US AND KICK US OUT OF RESTRAUNTS AND MOVIE THEATORS!! WHO SPIT ON US AND TEAR OUR HAT'S OFF OUR HEADS AND BURN THE AMERICAN FLAG!! LIKE THEM TERRORIST DO IN THE MIDDLE EAST. DEATH TO AMERICA THEY CHANT AND BURN OUR FLAG!! WELL THE DEMOCRATS ARE NO DIFFERENT!! THEY ACT LIKE RACISTS DID BACK IN THE LATE 1800S EARLY TO MID 1900S!! ANYONE WHO'S NOT LIKE THEM THEY ASSAULT!! THEY CALL US THE RACISTS WHEN WE ARMY THE ONES GOING AROUND ASSAULTING OR ATTACKING PEOPLE UNLIKE US!! THEY ARE!! WINSTON CHURCHILL ONCE SAID.. "FASCISTS OF THE FUTURE WILL CLAIM TO BE ANTI FASCISTS!" LOOK AT ANTIFA!! BUSTING MARINE RECRUITING CENTER WINDOWS. BURNING OUR AMERICANS FLAG. SAYING FUCK THE POLICE!! NOT GIVING A DAMM ABOUT LAW AND ORDER. ANARCHISTS.. LAWLESS PEOPLE. THAT'S UR DEMOCRATIC MADE GROUP SO IS BLACK LIVES MATTER!! ANOTHER BOUGHT AND PAID FOR GROUP TO GO OUT AND CAUSE PROBLEMS!! IF THE DEMOCRATS REALLY SUPPORTED BLACK LIVES THAN WHY DON'T THEY?!! THEY ONLY WANT THEIR VOTES!! AFTER GETTING THEIR VOTES THEY SAY ENJOY ANOTHER 4 YEARS IN THE STREETS IN POVERTY AND CRIME!!! COPS SHOOTING THEM WHEN THEY TRYING TO GET BY TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES. SOMETIMES A MAN GETS SO DESPERATE IN LIFE HE NEEDS TO STEAL OR SELL DRUGS JUST TO GET BY!! BUT DO TUE DEMOCRATS HELP THEK OR THESE GOD DAMN RICH CELBERTIES?! THEY USE BLACKS LIKE PET SLAVES!! TELL THEM ALL THIS SHIT THAT WE REPUBLCANS ARE RACISTS AND WHAT NOT SO THEY DON'T VOTE US!! BUT WHAT THE FUCK DO THEY DO FOR BLACKS?! TRUMP CREATED MILLION OF JOBS FOR THEM!! BLACKS UNEMPLOYMENT IS ONLY AT 3% UNDER BARACK IT WAS AT 8%!! HE SOLD OUR JOBS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES, OUR BUISNESSES!! HE BROKE OUR COUNTRY DOWN. IF A LEADER TRULY CARES ABOUT HIS COUNTRY HAS PROTECT IT FROM CRIMINALS!! THEY'D BUILD IT UP TO BE AS STRONG AS IT CAN BE. WITH JOBS AND SECURITY!! THEY'D BUILD OUR MILITARY UP TO BE TOP NOTCH!! EVERYTHING TRUMPS DOING NOW. EVERYTHING BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA DIDN'T DO!!! HE WAS A CELEBRITY PREISDNT!!! NOT A BUISNESS MAN FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE PRESIDENT. IF THE FUCKING T.V. WOULD SHUT UP FOR A DAY QUIT TRYING TO DIVIDE US AND TELL THE GOOD NEWS FOR ONCE MAYBE WED ALL COME TOGETHER. BUT NO. THE LEFT LOST IN 2016 AND BECAUSE OF IT THEY WANT WAR AND DIVIDE. AND I KNOW TONS OF PEOPLE WHO LEFT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BECAUSE OF ITS DIVIDE AND BIAS WAYS!! ALWAYS MAKING THE GOOD LOOK EVIL AND THE EVIL LOOK GOOD!! https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/klanbake-1924-democratic-convention/ ^ Maybe if the schools and T.V. wouldn't be brainwashing our youths minds so much today they'd know the truth!!!
American Patriot (3 months ago)
AND ALL U MORONS ARE LIKE WHAT'S WRONG WITH CNN?!! MAYBE THEY ARE USING COMMON SENSE HERE!! NO GOD DAMN FELONS SHOULD BE ABLE TO VOTE!!! IF SOME DUDE RAPED UR DAUGHTER U WOULD WANT HIM TO VOTE?!!! AS LONG AS IT'S FOR DEMOCRATS ON WELL RIGHT?!! UR ALL SICK!! CAN'T BELIEVE HOW CRIMINAL THE LEFT HAS BECOME. BARACK REALLY FUCKED U ALL UP. HIS EVIL SOCIALIST WAYS!! https://www.snopes.com/news/2017/09/05/were-nazis-socialists/
American Patriot (3 months ago)
This is so fucked up!!! SO RAPISTS SHOULD GET THE RIGHT TO VOTE BEHIND BARS?!! PEOPLE WHO MURDER INNOCENT PEOPLE SHOULD GET TO VOTE?!! U GONNA LET MEMBERS OF ISIS VOTE TOO?!!! JESUS CHRIST THE LEFT IS REALLY DESPERATE TO GET VOTES IN 2020!!! I SWEAR THEY ARE TRUE EVIL OF THIS COUNTRY.
Joe (3 months ago)
While in prison? No. After they're out and go a certain period with no further run ins with the law, that's different and I'm in favor of it.
DBZFan2 (3 months ago)
look at the entitled panhandlers aka bernie supporters bitching at CNN for simply calling out bernie the bolshevik. LMFAO!!!
Tom Campbell (3 months ago)
When dems can’t win what do they do? They change the rules lmao fucking clowns
William Brimmer (3 months ago)
I didn’t watch your shit video. I just wanna tel anyone support a felons right to vote needs to go suck start a 45.
Shenly Jean (3 months ago)
Wtf happened to CNN?
Connor Goss (4 months ago)
“I love Bernie he’s so pro women’s rights and so progressive on race relations” *Wants rapist to vote on women’s rights issues and Dylan Roof to be able to vote on issues relating to race relations* 🙄🙄
Sean K (4 months ago)
Bernie will not win the nomination. And don’t get me started with Hillary Clinton being ahead of Obama in ‘07. Bernie is nothing close to a Barack Obama. If anyone is going to make a big uprising like Obama did it’s Harris or Buttigieg
Born Yesterday (4 months ago)
Bernie is king of jews
Juan Lopez (4 months ago)
Voting rights for prisoners and illegals 🤦🏻‍♂️.....keep it up with the bullshit and they will lose to Trump again
xerakis (4 months ago)
So I guess criminals and degenerates vote Democrat , only reason they'd want to give them the vote. Why would this great Nation want to be led by people who are criminals and degenerates ? God Bless Trump , MAGA !!
A A (4 months ago)
I'm a Conservative and I plan on voting for Donald Trump again. But someone give me a good reason why prisoners should not be able to vote.
D ray (4 months ago)
Dems literally have ZERO backbone. If the popular trend was to est cow shit, a Democrst would support it for fucking votes. The reason why they want felons to be able to vote is because felons will always vote left. Like gtfoh.
Dumisa Nzama (4 months ago)
No one, literally no one: CNN: Democrats want Joe Biden to get in the race.
Gravity Wave Surfer (4 months ago)
Look, Bernie is wrong on this entire criminals in jail should vote thing.... I mean, does anybody like the idea of Donald Trump voting in the next election??
Nic (4 months ago)
They allow gay people and trans to vote and it is a crime in the eyes God but they don't allow prisoner to vote it's stupid
Mea Domenica (4 months ago)
Dear Bernie, I wish you worked at Massachusetts General Hospital on 4/13/15. I wish you saw little Martin an innocent child blown up while cheering on his family. I wish you meet with all the people who lost limbs. I wish you met all the first responders who did their best. I wish you saw the look on my mother’s face as she gathered her courage and her family to find safety moments after the second bomb went off. But clearly after that statement you don’t care. BOSTON STRONG!!!!!!
AVPDALLAS AVPDALLAS (4 months ago)
CHEW ON THIS... ... ...China scans millions of faces on a daily basis. And authorities have developed a so-called "social credit" system based on monitored behavior – they are given scores and ranked according to rules set by the government. "Model" citizens enjoy perks such as reduced bus fares, but those with low scores lose certain rights and are blacklisted. AND YOU WANT TO GIVE PRISONERS RIGHTS?
Unfiltered Truth (4 months ago)
CNN=Communist Nonsense Network. What's next? SJW prisons lol lol.
garycoulier (4 months ago)
Hey lets let dogs vote too
Brian Murphy (4 months ago)
In response to one of the many bull**** spin smears to come from the mass media machine this week: "Committing even a serious crime shouldn't strip people of their basic right to be a citizen and active participant in our democracy. I have been attacked in recent days by President Trump and others in the media for my conviction that people who are incarcerated should be given the right to vote. I make no apologies for that position. Our country has had a long and shameful history of voter suppression. At our founding, despite rhetoric to the contrary, only land-owning white males were given the right to participate in our democracy. Lower income people, Women, Native Americans, African-Americans, and young people were excluded. We have been engaged in an ongoing 243-year project to expand participation in our democracy. Thankfully, we have made much progress in that struggle. But our work is not done — not even close. If we are serious about calling ourselves a democracy, we must firmly establish that the right to vote is an inalienable and universal principle that applies to all American citizens 18 years and older. Period. As American citizens all of us are entitled to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly and all the other freedoms enshrined in our Bill of Rights. We are also entitled to vote. Yes. Even if Trump’s former campaign manager and personal lawyer end up in jail, they should still be able to vote — regardless of who they cast their vote for. This is not a radical idea. Vermont and Maine allow inmates to vote and more than 30 nations — including Israel, South Africa, and Canada — also understand that voting rights for all citizens is a basic principle of democracy When we look at the history of why our country has banned incarcerated people from voting, we must understand that the efforts to rob citizens of their voting rights was a legacy of slavery and continuing racist attitudes post-Jim Crow. After the ratification of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, which extended civil and legal protections to formerly enslaved people, many state governments rushed to create new felonies to put black people in jail and then institute lifetime disenfranchisement as a way to protect their own privilege and power. Indeed, our present-day crisis of mass incarceration has become a tool of voter suppression. Today, over 4.5 million Americans — disproportionately people of color — have lost their right to vote because they have served time in jail or prison for a felony conviction. It goes without saying that someone who commits a serious crime must pay his or her debt to society. But punishment for a crime, or keeping dangerous people behind bars, does not cause people to lose their rights to citizenship. It should not cause them to lose their right to vote. This should not devolve into a debate about whether certain people are “good enough” to have the right to vote. Voting is not a privilege. It is a right. In my view, the crooks on Wall Street who caused the great recession of 2008 that hurt millions of Americans are not "good" people. But they have the right to vote, and it should never be taken away. The reason why this issue is so important right now is that Trump and cowardly Republican politicians all over this country are working overtime to suppress the vote. Instead of trying to increase voter turnout, they are making it harder for people to participate in the political process. In Florida, the Republican legislature is trying to undermine the will of 64 percent of the people who voted to reenfranchise formerly incarcerated people. In Georgia, we have a Republican governor who took office by instituting barriers to voting for people of color. In Tennessee, the Republican legislature is trying to shut down groups who do voter registration work. In New Hampshire and Iowa, the Republicans have tried to make it harder for college students to vote. The point here is simple. At a time when voting suppression is taking place all across the country, we must make it clear that casting a ballot for American citizens is not a privilege. It is a right. If you’re an American citizen who is 18 years or older you must be able to vote, whether you're in jail or not." -Bernie Sanders
Joshua Allen (4 months ago)
Sorry voting is not a privilege it's a right. REMEMBER why the colonies rebelled against Great Britain; because of the lack of a vote in parliament.
Anand Prakash (4 months ago)
And convicted FELONS loose that right as part of their punishment. And now you can see how it should be viewed as a privilege. Your point?
Jesse (4 months ago)
They're literally gossiping conspiracies around the table talking about how they must end Donald Trump lmao! Guys, why do people tune into this?
j Blaze (4 months ago)
The dumbest shit ever this stupid old crazy dumb AF asshole
stockjonebills (4 months ago)
The same reason Democrats in California want to lower the voting age. Get more liberal votes because thats the type of people that would vote liberal. This is going to kill Bernie's momentum for middle of the ground liberals. Politicians say and do the dumbest things ever to gain votes.
Google User (4 months ago)
Thats because every criminal is a DEMOCRAT!!!!! ....... Old stoner Bernie needs to push his communist agenda in Cuba!
Stavros Kassinos (4 months ago)
The moment you think voting is a privilege and not a right, you’re no longer living in a democracy
Vuts Man (4 months ago)
Terrorist have the right to vote but babies born alive, don't have a right to live!
Rick rick (4 months ago)
Jeffrey Toobin was a student of Dershowitz who CNN refuses to bring on anymore because they think he supports Trump too much. So much for unbiased free press. Toobin hasn’t said a word to protest this. Just another highly paid yes man
The Gorn (4 months ago)
As Bush Jr said "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, won't get fooled again".
ptviwatcher (4 months ago)
I don't think we should have roads, electricity, running water nor communication networks, otherwise felons or bad people in general will have them too! I'd rather live in a cave! So, Bernie is crazy, obviously... giving the right to vote to everyone is ludicrous! No matter what the Constitution say! In fact, the only article in the Constitution that matters is guns, guns, guns! Can't put laws restricting people from owning guns... slippery slopes... yada yada yada.......... but freedom to vote and participate in Democracy, just hold on a God'damm minute!! (PS: people who don't understand sarcasm should read this very very slowly.... over and over again)
Brian S (4 months ago)
Mayor Pete, the only one with half a brain. Batshit burnie.
Endtimes Support Group (4 months ago)
Why do these pussys keep bringing up the Boston bomber? Is he the only guy in prison.
Lasombra (4 months ago)
Bernie is still the better candidate compared to the others. No matter where you stand on voting while in prison, don't forget, USA has some of the lowest voter turnout around the globe, do we really want to hinder voting rights more? I'm not sure, I am neutral on this.
Nickolas Kupper (4 months ago)
I have more respect now for Fox News after seeing this garbage.
FRWHELAN (4 months ago)
The real reason is that Bernie is assuming all felons would vote for democrats. Which...says a lot about the party.
YA HIBACHI (4 months ago)
FUCK CNN
Starry Nights (4 months ago)
CNN SUCKS . I never liked Fox but I respect them more for not doing what you guys did to Bernie
none yabizz (4 months ago)
RETARD! Voters in Florida allowed convicted criminals who were convicted of NON-SEXUAL/MUDER/TERRORIST CRIMES the right to vote. This mofo specifically asked about a terrorist being allowed the right to vote and Sanders said yes. Terrorists. Murderers. Rapists. These psychopaths think they should be given the right to vote. Florida voters would never have voted for that.
Hello World (4 months ago)
🖕🖕🖕🖕 CNN
Willie Hawaii (4 months ago)
Give criminals the right to own guns too
Fiddly Phuk (4 months ago)
Bat Shit Crazy doesn't even begin to describe the lunacy of this old fart or of CNN or democrats in general for that matter.
Maria Vancheri (4 months ago)
Crazy crazy idea
Maria Vancheri (4 months ago)
No way
Thomas MacKelly (4 months ago)
Is voting a goddamn right or is it a privilege? If it is the former, then Bernie's proposal solidifies that reality. If it's the latter, than you open the door for politicians to arrest you in order to deny you the right to vote. Very, very convenient.
Fiddly Phuk (4 months ago)
​@Thomas MacKelly It's the former- but bernie is, as usual, crazy shit wrong and your idea that politicians may have you arrested just to keep you from voting proves you think in the same crazy terms as bernie. Clue: You have to first commit a felony and be convicted to subsequently have your right to vote revoked along with all your other rights. You really support the Idea of incarcerated murderers still retaining their right to vote ?? If so then why shouldn't they still have the right to leave the prison when they want to exercise their right to buy a gun? Both those rights are granted by the Constitution and are revoked for felons (except in bernie's crazy reality). Can't revoke one only to grant the other, that is, unless you're a leftist hypocrite.
Thomas MacKelly (4 months ago)
Am I wrong though?
Willie Hawaii (4 months ago)
Give them back the right to own guns too. And give child rapist back their children!!!
Fiddly Phuk (4 months ago)
You, sir, should run for president in 2020. That would be the biggest favor you could do for President Trump to guarantee his re-election.
mooseman12100 (4 months ago)
Funny how you scum don't think law abiding people have a right to their second amendment but you want criminals to have their voting rights.
Thomas MacKelly (4 months ago)
there are states in America where if you go to jail, you lose your right to own guns for life. Still support this suspension of rights nonsense?
Chris Martin (4 months ago)
CNN is fake news. Brian Stelter has no credibility. No one there really does.
wheelmanstan (4 months ago)
what a nutjob, cuomo asks him if the boston bomber should get a vote and he flat out says yes, this is a guy that also said white people don't know what it's like to be poor!
Jo Murray (4 months ago)
give it up...y'all suck
Dexter Jackson (4 months ago)
We nominate BERNIE SANDERS we will lose point BLANK
Alleyup1994USA (4 months ago)
So many liberal morons upset CNN is telling the truth about this communist rat
Jean Jones (4 months ago)
At Bernie's age, you don't make any four-year commitments. As per my grandpaw's advice. There's more to do at this stage of life than golf and drink at lunch. You've obviously got a talent for teaching, and a lot of young people want to hear what you have to say. But NOT as president, and not as a candidate who's overstayed his usefulness.
Duke Makedo (4 months ago)
Sooo, there's really nothing that a citizen can do that loses them their right to vote. Mass murderers, and successful terrorists have not earned enough credit? "Nah, we want them voting. We want them to elect government officials." You are sure? "Yes." Kamala Harris also said she wants felons to vote. These people have broken loose from the moorings of common sense. They're either stupid, or they've conceded that path to election is to act conciliatory to every class that's non-rich. I think Bernie is stupid. I think Kamala has done the math, and that's what guides her moral choices.
razumfrackle (4 months ago)
My question to Senator Sanders is as follow, "So Bernie (you halfwit moron) should Dylann Roof be allowed to vote for Trump in 2020 after he murdered 9 people who likely would NOT have voted for Trump in 2020?"
Charles Morgan (4 months ago)
Bernie Sanders is a piece of traitorous shit. Him Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Cortez, and Omar need to leave this country of their own free will before we the true American Patriots carry then over our heads and physically through them over the border.
Michael Marette (4 months ago)
Bernie will never survive the presidential debates if hes the democratic front runner. He akw3ays deflects any question asked of him and never answers directly. You think Trump had fun with destroying Hillary. It would be graphic if he destroyed Bernie. It might not even be watching on tv! L.O.L.
Brian S (4 months ago)
If Breadline Burnie runs against Trump, he will win about 10 states and the election will be over with 5 or 6 hours before polls close.
Michelle Swanson (4 months ago)
America we need some new faces! We don’t need another Communist Jew who wants a ‘New World Order’ 🌎🌎🌎 ruled by 🇷🇺 Russia and that maniac Vladimir Putin!! Look 👀 at what Trump promised us! Trump promised to ‘Make America Great Again’👍👍instead, Trump made America ‘Horrible Again’👎👎Put your faith in God and Jesus🧖🏼‍♂️👼😇👍👍We must pray that we get a President who loves America❤️❤️❤️💚💚💚
nirvana896 (4 months ago)
Wow the left is really getting desperate for votes.
Donald Drumpf (4 months ago)
@nirvana896 its not about being desperate. its about giving American citizens the right to vote. theyre in prison, but that doesnt stop them from being Americans, these policies still affect them. I guess you dont want to live in a democracy. "This was manufactured by cnn which is as left as it gets" CNN isnt left at all. They wouldnt be constantly attacking Bernie if they were a left wing news organization. CNN is always supporting centrist Democrats over actual left wingers. CNN favored Hilary over Bernie.
Walter W (4 months ago)
@nirvana896 Ahh, I see. I don't follow mainstream news because it all seems pretty baised so figured it was right wing news, but it makes sense since last election there was an attack on Sanders by democrats too. But still, in terms of Trump, I'd still rather vote Sanders than for someone that placed fossil fuel beneficiaries at the head of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).
nirvana896 (4 months ago)
This was manufactured by cnn which is as left as it gets and this was a response to a question about Sanders call to allow felons to vote which included the Boston bomber and Sanders was not opposed at the idea that his policy would allow someone like the Boston bomber to vote. Please delete your head from your ass and vote Trump2020! Have a nice day.
Brian S (4 months ago)
@Walter W He absolutely said something wrong. He wants convicted felons to be able to vote.
Walter W (4 months ago)
But this was manufactured by the right. I'm shocked that you are all eating this up. How do you not see? Sander's didn't even say anything wrong. Especially considering context. In context voter suppression is a real thing that many areas face. He's saying the right to vote is inherent to democracy. You're a product of propaganda because 1. you did not appreciate the context it was said in; 2. you did not realize that this isn't any kind of issue that is being pressed by Sander's himself, this was a random response to a question; and 3. It was your right that was pushing this whole subject out of context. In this case, the right are being a bunch of bastards. It's really embarrassing when you actually look at all the details because the headlines do not represent the reality.
Brad Wells (4 months ago)
The left will take any vote they can get
nemesis032886 (4 months ago)
He just fucked his chances
Conrad Gifford (4 months ago)
Bernie is ridiculous but I do think if an ex con comes out of prison and proves they’ve learned the error of their mistake and are leading a normal life with a job and making relationships then they shouldn’t just be allowed to vote but in fact have their rights fully restored. Obviously this would never apply to someone serving life in prison or even on death row (and I’m not pro death penalty)
Brian S (4 months ago)
He wasn't talking about ex-cons, he was talking about cons.
Adam Mcgrath (4 months ago)
Bernie says we need violent criminals to vote. Just like we allow African American and women to vote.... Ironically comparing them all
Adam Mcgrath (4 months ago)
Cnn is fake news and a bunch of snakes.
Megadog (4 months ago)
This guy is a joke !
Marcus Aurelius (4 months ago)
I would rather just abolish democracy instead of letting terrorists choose my leaders.
Marcus Aurelius (4 months ago)
Bernie Sanders says Dylan roof is just as important as you are to democracy. This is how you subvert the Republic.
DrSourPurp (4 months ago)
CNN should do a story about why all of their Bernie Sanders videos are downvoted so much. I guess it kind of means people disagree and want Bernie to become President. I guess it means all corporate media is trash.
Mikki Lean (4 months ago)
its no wonder Bernie is for felons to vote, most prison inmates are democrats! (7 in 10 inmates are Dems)
TechSoldierOfficial (4 months ago)
Most people may hate CNN who like Bernie Sanders because they do attack him relentlessly, they have plenty of subject matter to do so as well. However to get all upset because they actually have a decent opinion on allowing Prisoners the right to vote simply because they're attacking your candidate is ridiculous. There are times where I side with CNN against Trump and he was the first Republican I voted for. People need to start making decisions for themselves and not have politicians doing it for them it's like watching a bunch of blind sheep fall off a cliff.
PROD. July (4 months ago)
Bernie has more friends in Fox than in CNN at this point😂 RIP dems are throwing away their only hope agains Trump.
Chris Miller (4 months ago)
Give their GUNS too, 2nd amendment, eh? You want 16 year olds to vote, but take away their other right? Wow!...... Whoduthunk???
Michael Rostine (4 months ago)
We have more important things to do with the taxpayer's dollar than spending money on a voting system for prisoners. They can vote again when they get done doing their time.
Black Trailer (4 months ago)
Gangstas will help Bernie to become the next President of US
john L (4 months ago)
Could you really imagine any news station saying "This is great. We finally got the poor terrorist in prison the right to vote". Even these actors on CNN couldn't bear that.
john L (4 months ago)
This is the problem with Party voting. If you just vote for someone because he/she is in your party then you will get nuts like this in politics. Before you know it you will get their crazy ideas as laws. Very scary.
sorrowsuperstar10 (4 months ago)
What fukin trash ! Bernie Sanders is an old burnt out idiot ! CNN go screw yourself !
Christ Bearer (4 months ago)
CNN watchers mock Fox watchers for watching Fox. But many of the comments in this comment section compare CNN coverage to Fox coverage. Guess Fox has many viewers from the left but they just refuse to admit it. 😂
GameNTech (4 months ago)
If you KILL someone you have taken their life and their right to vote, therefore YOUR RIGHT should also be taken away! Its CRAZY how far Left these dems have gone!
ROrlando SP (4 months ago)
And yes I am anti Bernie.
ROrlando SP (4 months ago)
What an idiot. Sure rapists murderers child rapists sure they should be allow to vote? Democract party is going to extremely to the left and off the cliff.
The Kehwanna Coast (4 months ago)
Sanders can't get a break. He shames centralized government, praises honest business owners, and still gets accused of being anti-market. He's pro-Democracy and wants to avoid going down the "slippery slope" of denying voting rights, and people still conflate him with authoritarianism. He answers multiple times the constant question "how can we afford it" and people still say he's giving "free handouts", and no he didn't say wealth taxes would pay for all his proposed programs. His policies get compared to the U.S.S.R when he is actually pushing for a Nordic Model in the U.S, which is still free market. I can only wait to hear the questions CNN ask Biden at the next Town Hall followed by their endless praise. Sanders for POTUS 2020.
Brian S (4 months ago)
He does it to himself. He's a senile Marxist idiot.
Jack Wolkitt (4 months ago)
They already are, THEY'RE KNOWN AS democrats!
Eve (4 months ago)
Maybe Bernie thinks two birds one stone maybe it will help some people getting locked up to take their voting rights away and get every American involved in their democracy ?
Betty 1966 (4 months ago)
Translation: when I go to prison I still wanna vote. Why don’t they discuss something like the homeless problem. This is NOT an issue. How , with all the problems we have THIS is how they waste our time and money 🤔
Jon L (4 months ago)
Fuck CNN
Tina Cortes (4 months ago)
CNN is fake news. CNN forgot how to report real news, instead CNN exploits the chosen, to increase their ratings. Looking towards the future. BERNIE 2020 💙💙💙💙🇺🇸