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Bernie Sanders Says Felons Should Be Allowed To Vote In Prison

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Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says felons should be allowed to vote while in prison, while on the campaign trail in Iowa on Saturday.

“I think that is absolutely the direction we should go,” Sanders said at a town hall in Iowa, according to the Des Moines Register. “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.

In November, Florida voted to restore voting rights to nearly 1.5 million convicted felons. Meanwhile other 2020 presidential candidates, like Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who also said felons should have their voting rights restored.

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Many 2020 candidates have also said they are open to lowering the voting age to 16, as three Democratic senators running for president told The Daily Caller News Foundation they are open to the idea.

There are now 18 Democratic candidates who have said they will run in 2020.

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