Khanoisseur 🐶🤦🏻‍♂️🌎 @Khanoisseur Nonpartisan fact-checks + analysis of news (+ 🐶 pics). *Turn notifications on* (Podcast coming). Stuff for @Google @Twitter @Uber @Facebook @Tesla May. 04, 2019 1 min read

Presidential hopeful, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg flat-out turned down the idea of allowing felons to vote, saying that losing rights is part of the punishment. Lindsey Graham opposes voting rights for imprisoned felons too.

Countries that allow all inmates to vote: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland. Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.

Germany, Norway, Portugal allow the vote unless a criminal is convicted of targeting the state.

States that allow inmates to vote:
Vermont (Bernie Sanders home state)
Maine

States that do not allow inmates to vote:
Indiana and the rest (so perhaps Buttigieg’s opposition to allowing inmates to vote is based on his Indiana upbringing).

Two states (Florida and Virginia) permanently disfranchise persons with felony convictions. In Virginia, former Governor Terry McAuliffe (a Democrat said to be eyeing a 2020 run) used his executive power to restore voting rights to about 140,000 people with criminal backgrounds.


You can follow @Khanoisseur.



Bookmark

____
Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.

Threader is an independent project created by only two developers. The site gets 500,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Running this space is expensive and time consuming. If you find Threader useful, please consider supporting us to make it a sustainable project.