Democrats are so desperate that they are fighting for illegal aliens for their vote and now they are allowing FELONS to vote! Just before the mid-terms!
Yep, that’s what’s happening in New York.
FOX News reports that in an executive order signed Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted some 35,000 paroled felons the right to vote.
The move by the second-term Democrat came after state Republicans blocked a bill in the state Senate.
“I’m unwilling to take no for an answer,” Cuomo said at the annual convention of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in New York City. “I’m going to make it law by executive order.”
The new directive includes New York in a list of 14 states and the District of Columbia that allow felons to vote in elections after serving their sentence.
“It is unconscionable to deny voting rights to New Yorkers who have paid their debt and have re-entered society,” Cuomo said in a statement.
“This reform will reduce disenfranchisement and will help restore justice and fairness to our democratic process. Withholding or delaying voting rights diminishes our democracy.”
Cuomo said that nearly three-fourths of parolees in New York are black or Latino, and allowing parolees to vote will help them to reconnect with the community.
Conservative Tribune reports that naturally, Cuomo made the announcement at the annual convention of the “Rev.” Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, a radical-left group that this year, according to New York’s Amsterdam News, attracted liberal luminaries like former Attorney General Eric Holder, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and California Sen. Kamala Harris.
“In this state, when you’re released from prison and you’re on parole, you still don’t have the right to vote,” Cuomo told Sharpton’s following (which probably has more first-hand experience with felony conviction law than most political gatherings).
“Now how can that be? You did your time. You paid your debt. You’re released, but you still don’t have a right to vote.”
It might sound odd that a man who’s been governor for four years doesn’t seem to have already realized what the state’s laws said about voting until now, but it’s a good bet it’s got a lot to do with the “battle of the lefties” primary challenge he’s facing from former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon.
But Republicans disagree and already started pouncing on Cuomo over the new measure. Republican Senate Leader John Flanagan said Wednesday that the order was bad public policy and could potentially be illegal because the governor ignored the Legislature.
Ed Cox, chairman of the state Republican Party, in a statement, called the directive an “outrageous power grab” in a bid to appeal to “radical primary voters,” according to the New York Times.
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