Published: Thu, April 11, 2019
Medical | By Mark Scott

Sanders says he's open to letting convicts vote from prison

Sanders says he's open to letting convicts vote from prison

The Texan, who narrowly lost the state's tight Senate race, hit out at the President's labeling of migrants as "animals and an infestation".

Notably, Sanders has not released an outline for immigration policy for his 2020 presidential campaign.

Sanders won Wisconsin in a blowout in the 2016 Democratic primary, and narrowly defeated eventual nominee Hillary Clinton in MI. Sanders campaign will hold rallies in Madison, Wisc., Pittsburgh, and additional stops in unnamed cities in IN and Ohio.

Following his 2016 campaign, he created the political group Our Revolution, which has collected information on voters and organised events in early voting states.

Sanders performed well in the traditional liberal stronghold of Madison in the 2016 primary, receiving almost twice as many votes as Clinton.

The Des Moines Register reported that only in Bernie Sanders' home state of Vermont and in ME are convicted felons allowed to vote from behind bars. A bill created to do just that - expand voting rights to the formerly incarcerated - is now on hold in the Iowa legislature for a year after it was voted down.

Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke on Thursday night defended remarks he made in Iowa comparing President Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigration to words and images employed by Nazi Germany.

Campaign officials also argue his 2020 team will be more diverse with current campaign staff reportedly being majority female and 40pc people of colour.

Sanders is no stranger to Wisconsin.

Sander's last Madison rally before the 2016 primary drew over 4,000 people to the Kohl Center.

Sanders announced Monday that he will also hold rallies on Saturday at a community college in Warren, Michigan, and in Pittsburgh on Sunday. His event Sunday is near both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon campuses.

According to a release, "Sanders will deliver a message focused on fighting against unfair trade deals that undermine workers wages and enrich CEOs, rebuilding and strengthening unions and guaranteeing health care as a right to all with Medicare for All".

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