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At Crazy Bernie's latest town hall, a college student named Anne Carlstein asked the Vermont Senator to clarify his position on felons' right to vote:
"Senator Sanders, you have said that you believe that people with felony records should be allowed to vote while in prison. Does this mean that you would support enfranchising people like the Boston Marathon bomber, a convicted terrorist and murderer? Do you think that those convicted of sexual assault should have the opportunity to vote for politicians who could have a direct impact on women's rights?"
After avoiding the question for a few minutes by talking about his efforts to get young people to vote and the importance of millennials, Sanders then accused the GOP of suppressing votes:
“We live in a moment where cowardly Republican governors are trying to suppress the vote,”
Apparently, wanting to make sure that the people who vote in your state actually live there is now voter suppression. After the applause died down for the Bernie Bros that packed the room, Sanders finally addressed the question that was asked of him:
"Now here is my view: If somebody commits a serious crime — sexual assault, murder — they're going to be punished. They may be in jail for 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, their whole lives. That's what happens when you commit a serious crime," Sanders stated. "But I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy — yes, even for terrible people. I do believe that even if they are in jail, they're paying their price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy,"
Bernie Sanders' response was so off the reservation that moderator, and well known moonbat, Chris Cuomo offered the elderly Vermont Senator a chance to walk it back:
"You're writing an opposition ad against you by saying you think the Boston Marathon bomber should vote not after he pays his debt to society, but while he's in jail, are you sure about that?"
Ignoring the warning from the CNN host, Crazy Bernie doubled down on his loony response:
"I think I have written many 30-second opposition ads throughout my life. This will be just another one."
Senator Sanders 2019 tax returns will indicate that he donated a great deal more than in years past, because he just gave away most of the votes he had in New England.