Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief Supports Felon Voting Rights

Washington Free Beacon | 4/24/2019 | Cameron Cawthorne
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BY: Cameron Cawthorne

Saikat Chakrabarti, the chief of staff for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), on Wednesday backed Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I., Vt.) support for allowing felons to vote, asking, "Shouldn't the people most affected by unjust laws have some say in electing people to change them?"

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Chakrabarti came to Sanders's defense on Twitter.

"What's the reason NOT to let incarcerated people vote? Shouldn't the people most affected by unjust laws have some say in electing people to change them?" Chakrabarti wrote.

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Sanders, who is running for president as a Democrat, has been asked to address his position on letting felons, including murderers and sex offenders, vote from behind bars during his last two town halls. During the Fox News town hall last week, he said that allowing felons to vote is "absolutely the direction we should go."

During a CNN town hall on Monday night, he was asked a question by Anne Carlstein, a Harvard University student, addressing his comment at the Fox News town hall.

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