Felons register as Democrat over Republican by 6 to 1

A new study published  a leading political science journal confirms yet again what any observer of American politics knows instinctively:

Felons who are allowed to vote overwhelmingly favor Democrats — 6 to 1 in the states studies.

felonvotes0101According to the Washington Examiner, the study published in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (hefty subscription required) found the link between political leanings and criminal bents is inextricable.

And just as predictably, it explains why Democrats nationwide spend so much time trying to portray restricted voting laws for felons as some kind civil rights issue on a par with whites-only water fountains and back-of-the-bus rules.

“Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation,” the study states, according to the Examiner.

The study considered three states – New Mexico, New York and North Carolina — that actively encourage felons to return to the voting rolls when they return from prison.

The results?

In New Mexico, 51.9 percent registered Democrat, 10.2 Republican. In New York, 61.5 registered Democrat, 9 percent Republican. In North Carolina, 54.6 percent registered Democrat, 10.2 percent Republican.

Given that the demographics of the American prison population – disproportionately black, overwhelmingly young – track those of the Democrat Party, the results aren’t exactly shocking.

Given the fact that people who land in prison also tend to be poorly educated, impulsive and short-sighted – not to mention they’re the smartest guys in the class in the first place – the political breakdown seems inevitable.

It makes sense psychologically too: A group of people gets provided with physical needs – food, clothing, shelter and of course health care, and in the process loses its liberty completely.

Does that describe prisoners or Democrats?

Both.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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9 thoughts on “Felons register as Democrat over Republican by 6 to 1

  1. Kimber_TLE says:

    The study considered three states – New Mexico, New York and North Carolina — that actively encourage felons to return to the voting rolls when they return from prison.

    I’m curious if they are also informing the convicted felons of their rights to have (and the process to obtain) relief of firearms disability in their respective states?

    New York
    http://www.nycourts.gov/rules/chiefadmin/148.shtml
    http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/10jd/suffolk/dist/RCD.shtml

    New Mexico
    http://law.justia.com/codes/new-mexico/2011/chapter30/article7/section30-7-16
    http://www.atf.gov/files/publications/download/p/atf-p-5300-5-31st-editiion/States/atf-p-5300-5-new-mexico-2010.pdf

    North Carolina
    http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByArticle/Chapter_14/Article_54A.pdf
    http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByArticle/Chapter_14/Article_54B.pdf

  2. lovinspoonful says:

    Explains why dems (leftists) commit most of the violent crimes.

  3. Orialis Colon Jr says:

    Tggggjdhdnn

  4. Orialis Colon Jr says:

    their should be a law saying if you got felony you can’t vote for 5 years a misdemeanor can’t vote for 2 years + if your on probation you can’t vote till its over I don’t want folks in jail to vote for my future

  5. Julie Forrest says:

    That’s not surprising at all.makes perfect sense.

  6. David William Reid says:

    The brain of a liberal Democrat reminds me of a dried up pea. Or a half boiled egg with the yoke oozing out of it.

  7. Does it make any sense? i don’t think so

  8. rueangel says:

    Whenever I read a story like this, I always am curious as to the what the racial component is,..Does anybody have the numbers,.?

  9. Avniel says:

    Jailbirds of a feather vote together

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