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Prisoners don't deserve the right to vote

So Ed Stelmach is taking the position that every citizen, so long as they meet residency and citizenship requirements, is entitled to vote. I disagree.

So Ed Stelmach is taking the position that every citizen, so long as they meet residency and citizenship requirements, is entitled to vote. I disagree.

It is blatantly obvious that criminals are going to zealously vote for any government generous enough chop one-third to one-half off their sentences if and when they are caught. Case in point is the number of murderers who have received ridiculously low sentences. Sentences for drunk driving involving death are so low as to be no deterrent whatsoever. More and more criminals are sentenced to house arrest.

Considering the fast growing numbers of criminals incarcerated in Alberta, those on the lam and those yet to be caught, the total numbers of their votes could have the power to sway a close vote towards an irresponsible government. Is the candidate advocating jailhouse votes thinking of his own hide or the safety of the constituents?

Audrey Jensen, Red Deer




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