A criminal mentality

I think one could guess the party breakdown of felons based on the racial and ethnic breakdown of those who go through the prison system. Throw in the overlap between liberalism and the criminal mentality, and you have something like a Democratic tsunami. Thus this is not exactly shocking:

A new study of how criminals vote found that most convicts register Democratic, a key reason in why liberal lawmakers and governors are eager for them to get back into the voting booth after their release.

“Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation,” said the authoritative study in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

The authors, professors from the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, found that in some states, felons register Democratic by more than six-to-one. In New York, for example, 61.5 percent of convicts are Democrats, just 9 percent Republican. They also cited a study that found 73 percent of convicts who turn out for presidential elections would vote Democrat.

Now if we could compare the MMPI results of criminals and Democratic officeholders we might be getting somewhere as social scientists. We might be on the verge of vindicating the insights of the classic political philosophers on the problem with democracy as a form of government.


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