Sanders Says Convicted Felons Should Have Right to Vote

At a town hall meeting at Muscatine West Middle School in Iowa on Saturday, 202o presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders said felons should never lose the right to vote in the first place.

Convicted felons are allowed to vote while incarcerated only in Maine and in Sanders’ home state of Vermont.

“In my state, what we do is separate,” Sanders said. “You’re paying a price, you committed a crime, you’re in jail. That’s bad. But you’re still living in American society and you have a right to vote,” Sanders added. “I believe in that, yes, I do.”