A new study published a leading political science journal confirms yet again what any observer of American politics knows instinctively:
Felons who are allowed to vote overwhelmingly favor Democrats — 6 to 1 in the states studies.
According to the Washington Examiner, the study published in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (hefty subscription required) found the link between political leanings and criminal bents is inextricable.
And just as predictably, it explains why Democrats nationwide spend so much time trying to portray restricted voting laws for felons as some kind civil rights issue on a par with whites-only water fountains and back-of-the-bus rules.
“Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation,” the study states, according to the Examiner.