Bernie Sanders stresses the importance of giving everyone — even 'terrible people' — the right to vote

When asked during a CNN town hall on Monday if the Boston Marathon bomber, terrorists, murderers, and sex offenders should have the right to vote, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said that since the United States is a democracy, he believes even "terrible people" should be able to cast ballots.
Sanders added that "once you start chipping away and you say, 'Well, that guy committed a terrible crime, not going to let him vote. Well, that person did that. Not going to let that person vote,' you're running down a slippery slope."
Sanders supports letting people who are currently incarcerated vote, because they are paying their price to society and the government "should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy."

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