Bernie Sanders proposed expanding voting rights for imprisoned felons
The majority of Asian Americans do not want to give imprisoned felons the right to vote
According to Vox, most Asian Americans are against giving prisoners the right to vote.
In a poll released by the Hill and Harris X, 82% of Asian Americans voted against allowing imprisoned felons the right to vote.
74% of white Americans voted the same way whilst only 43% of black or African American voters agreed the same way.
46% of Gen-Z-ers showed support for not giving felons the vote whilst 82% of baby boomers voted the same way.
Senator Bernie Sanders proposed expanding voting rights for imprisoned felons whilst campaigning for president for 2020. Other Democrats have also shown support for the idea.
85% of Republicans and 61% of Democrats were against the idea.
“When we look at the history of why our country has banned incarcerated people from voting, we must understand that the efforts to rob citizens of their voting rights was a legacy of slavery and continuing racist attitudes post-Jim Crow,” Sanders wrote in a USA Today op-ed.
Fellow 2020 candidate Sen. Cory Booker responded, “if Bernie Sanders wants to get involved in a conversation about whether Dylann Roof [who killed nine people at a predominantly black church in South Carolina] and the marathon bomber should have the right to vote, my focus is liberating black and brown people and low-income people from prison.”