Bernie Sanders can win, but he isn't polling like a favorite

Larry Hoffman
April 26, 2019

Sanders, also a presidential hopeful, said Monday at a CNN Town Hall that he thinks everyone should have the right to vote.

"This is the most diverse field of presidential candidates in history, but that doesn't seem to be a major consideration for Democratic voters at this early stage of the campaign", Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a statement.

In summary: Voter turnout is low, not enough young people vote, and Republicans are cowards, so the Boston Marathon bomber should get to vote from prison.

"What our campaign is about, and what I believe, is creating a vibrant democracy".

At one point, McCain spoke of one of her brothers who enlisted in the military.

"I don't think any other candidate is as well positioned as Bernie is in these three states", he told NBC News. They are the only states where people convicted of felonies never lose their right to vote. That was the discussion'. Speaking at an event in SC, she said, quote, "I'm not there yet". Bernie Sanders, the candidate who likely has the most to lose from Biden's entry into the race.

Goldberg, who appeared to be laughing because she was unable to interrupt the segment for a commercial break, ' shot back at her co-host.

On a CNN town hall Monday, Bernie Sanders was asked whether the right to vote should extend to now incarcerated felons.

The Sentencing Project estimates about 1.3 million citizens can not vote because they are in prison or jail. "There has to be serious consequences for the most extreme types of crimes". "And I think that during that period it does not make sense to have an exception for the right to vote". Because once you start chipping away, you say, 'Well that guy committed a bad crime, not going to let him vote, ' or, 'That person did that, not going to let that person vote.' You're running down a slippery slope. "You commit a crime, pay the price, go to jail".

Again, imagine each of those convicts, like the Boston bomber, is in prison for a good reason.

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor then cast doubt on the 77-year-old democratic socialist's ability to win the 2020 general election. California Sen. Kamala Harris said she believed "we should have that conversation".

But on Tuesday she came out against the idea. That if you have a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. So I believe that people commit crimes, they pay the price.

Now only two states - Sanders's Vermont and its New England neighbor, ME - allow inmates to vote in prison.

Tsarnaev, 25, is on death row in a federal penitentiary in Colorado after he was convicted of planting pressure cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon in April 2013.

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