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Groups want voting rights restored for thousands of state prisoners sent to county jails

Original post made on Mar 8, 2012

The California League of Women Voters and two other nonprofit groups asked a state appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday to rule that
85,000 low-level felony offenders who were placed in the state's realignment program are entitled to vote.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 8, 2012, 7:11 AM

Comments (12)

Posted by Frogleg, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 8, 2012 at 8:49 am

It seems there is just no end to the crazy ideas that the left wing loons in California can come up with? With all the pressing problems with have in California, these three loon groups' priority is giving the vote back to prisoners??? Does long-term weed use do this to one's brain or is this simply a case of "liberalism is a mental disorder"?

Posted by Dave, a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 8, 2012 at 10:13 am

Unbelievable. We feed them, we give them a roof over their head, we get nothing from them but a tax bill and the ACLU thinks we should let them vote? Let me vote on it...I vote NO!

Posted by No prisoner opinions wanted, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 8, 2012 at 11:21 am

Why should they vote on laws and lawmakers, when they have made choices to ignore/disobey these laws. They have forfeited this right.
The League is a shadow/ pseudo Democrat organization, and is working overtime on this really bad for society idea. Spare us from prisoner's votes.

Posted by Candy, a resident of Country Fair
on Mar 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

They go to prison, they do their punishment, they get out, start a family, get a job, contribute to society, and they want to vote? Get outta here! What? Do they think they are citizens or the United States or something? Isn't letting Democrats vote bad enough. Now we have to let ex-cons vote too?

Posted by Nancy s., a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

@candy...let me get this are saying that after they get out of jail, so they have paid their dues, and they become a contributing member of society again, pay taxes etc. that they should not have the right to vote? Its bad enough we let republicans reproduce!

Posted by Nancy-duh, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Nancy, you are another unwitting victim of the PW troll, who posts nothing of value, unless you value poor attempts at sarcasm.
You let Republicans reproduce? Is that because you hadn't yet trampled on various religions beliefs and forced them to pay for abortifacients?

Posted by cal, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 8, 2012 at 8:07 pm

They should be able to vote and posses weapons.

Answer me this. Where in the second amendment does it say anything about abridging the gun ownership rights of anyone, including felons? Same thing goes for voting.

Posted by SteveP, a resident of Parkside
on Mar 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm

SteveP is a registered user.

cal the troll---good luck next time you roll through Oakland without your homies.
You can't let felons vote---once they've been in jail and had their food and health needs paid for from our bankrupt prison system, they'll want to vote Dem when they get out. Of course, if they are dumb enough to be caught committing felonies (cal), they may already be Dem voters.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm

What pray tell are "homies"?

No matter how much some folks complain, there will ALWAYS BE ILLEGALS IN THE GOOD OLE USA! HOORAY!

can we all get along?

Posted by cal, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm


I'm not sure what a "troll" is, but I don't see anything in the second amendment or the constitution that says felons cannot posses firearms. Anyone who respects the constitution knows that is true.

I also don't know what "homies" are. Can you please explain the term?

Posted by SteveP, a resident of Parkside
on Mar 12, 2012 at 8:43 am

SteveP is a registered user.

Cal, you live in the bay area, where many gangs operate freely and you still don't know what 'homie' means? You need to get out more.
Any since you don't spend much time reading or researching, start with this article about felons and guns, then go look un the statutes yourself: Web Link

To make it easy for you, here's apertinent excerpt: "Under federal law, people with felony convictions forfeit their right to bear arms. "

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Homies video: Web Link

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