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Felony Disenfranchisement: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Five Year Waitlist (14 часов назад)
Democrats can taste those votes from criminal scum. There is no group too evil for liberals and their quest for power.
FSG (16 часов назад)
I’m from Florida);
Dave Mack (1 день назад)
I'm a Florida voter and I'm voting Yes on Prop 4. Felons have served their time and paid their debt to society, they have every right to participate in the democratic process.
Meow Meow (1 день назад)
I disagree. I don’t want criminal have the same right as someone who follow the law!
justPlainOl'CommonSense (1 день назад)
The fact that a bunch of rich spoiled piece of shit white people are deciding who can and cannot vote on a whim is really making me hate America. This is just one of many thousands of things that have caused me to hate that country just in 2 years
justPlainOl'CommonSense (1 день назад)
This is by far one of the most fucked up things I have ever seen.
Michael Fleischer (2 дня назад)
At 8:20, I was absolutely convinced John would make a remark about his glasses...
Artkidtek (3 дня назад)
I’ve been a felon since I was 15 me and my friends robbed a pizza man in 9th grade. I’ve never voted and never had a job and I still managed to graduate from college, I’m about to be 30 now. Voting is cool I wish I could get a fucking job though!!! I need a job to start paying taxes and shit or I’m fucked.... worst of all I’m in Florida lol
Dante Ferrise (3 дня назад)
THESE PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT AN ACTUAL FELON LOOKS LIKE!!! LITERALLY SOME PEOPLE ARE CONVICTED FELONS WHO GOT CAUGHT UP DUE TO BEING BROUGHT UP IN POVERTY OR BEING CAUGHT UP IN ADDICTION (WHICH IS A MENTAL DISEASE!!!!!)...AND SOME OF THOSE FELONS ARE REALLY GOOD PEOPLE WHO MADE SOME STUPID MISTAKES AND YES SOME ARE NOT AND BAD PEOPLE BUT MOST ARE NOT SO YOU ARE NAIVE TO THINK THAT FELONS ARE ALL BAD.
Kim Jung (4 дня назад)
More biased political propaganda. Can we get unbiased episodes that target important issues rather than issues that could hurt the Dems chances of getting elected, please? I think your two party system is garbage, scratch that, I think your entire political system is worse than Kim Jun Un's so leave it out of the fucking show.
Sandro Machado (5 дней назад)
You're a stupid, retarded jerk Bolsonaro is the hope of our country to escape from the clutches of the socialist dictatorship! You better inform your bastard! You live in a capitalist country far from the hell we live. You will comment in the government of Venezuela that I believe you will say that it is an altentica scrotal democracy !!! "Brazil above all else, and God hates everyone!"
Fla-bushcraft Prepper (5 дней назад)
Nope, voting no on 4. Some Felons can vote again already if they get out of prison, and learn skills, jet a job, volunteer at charities and then go to court to ask a judge to expunge their record. It happens but not often because Felony Criminals usually want to take the selfish way. When I was growing up, I had 5 brothers and 6 sisters. All of us would talk off and on about how we would loose our voting rights if we ever got a felony conviction. Twelve kids all grown and zero felony convictions. All grew up in a low income, below poverty level family and zero went to prison. A Vote of Yes on 4 is a pathway for some to go hell bent for good times and end up doing time. Crime will go up and more lives destroyed. Say No to increased crime and tell people to be good or loose out.
digital subliminal messages (5 дней назад)
S R B one is washington
digital subliminal messages (5 дней назад)
S T O P R AP E IN G BA B B I E S i bet it water based /// i didnt see it kinda // it is crazy // mostlyy no bet it waayyy worse now /// you mean like we re a bunch of ..."terrorist " mureders" "rapist" and "robbers" // there is definatly election tampering // who not just saw that but helped "see" florida /// i bet it already to much ///ha hah ah /// true .... later player one
insrtcowjoke (5 дней назад)
1:30 - Here he seems to be saying we shouldn't hold things against people forever and at some point presume they've changed and be forgiven for past misdeeds. The problem I have with this, is just _how_ _many_ _times_ have I seen him tearing into some prominent person for their past misdeeds and insisting they shouldn't be forgiven? So what is the deal here, John Oliver? Are we supposed to forgive people after a time or not? Because once more, you're just being a raving hypocrite by once more selectively picking and choosing whom is held to which standard. Literally no better than any of the politicians you routinely tear into.
Christiano Leonardo (5 дней назад)
#Bolsonaro2018!
Abraham Wilberforce (5 дней назад)
Here in Germany there is no act you can do to loose your voting right. Even when old and senile or psychologically proven crazy, you can vote. And we turned out to have a better country so let the fuckers vote!
Nicholas Cummings (6 дней назад)
How have these not been ruled as unconstitutional under the amendment covering fair and reasonable punishment?
Erica O'Brien (6 дней назад)
Rick Scott is a tool of the highest degree. Such a dick.
Alexander Moehl (6 дней назад)
I waiting thinking it's Florida, Florida, it's Florida John:Florida Me:FUCK OFF
R van bergen (7 дней назад)
How jaded am I that I think "Ah, what a beautiful message. It's not going to work"?
Xavier hillard (7 дней назад)
Rick Scott is and will always be a viciously horrible racist bigoted very evil men the system needs to change I live in Fort Lauderdale police are so nasty and corrupt is ridiculous Florida is one of the most racist states there is Rick Scott is trying to keep black people disenfranchise so Republicans stay in power and keep on locking people up for years and letting the real criminals go free look at George Zimmerman fuck that nasty Racist Prick Rick Scott and fuck🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕 the Republican Party fuck 🖕🖕🖕🖕the Tea Party and fuck 🖕🖕🖕all conservatives black and white scum of the fucking 🖕🖕🖕Earth all they care about is themselves they do not want to distribute any wealth to anybody they want to keep it amongst themselves capitalism is the work of Satan socialism is Godly they try to talk down on it because of places like Venezuela but that country is mostly run by dictatorship people that actually living the American dream live in places like Denmark
ecsyntric (7 дней назад)
This Brit taught me everything I know about USA. I live there.
john hill (7 дней назад)
i am sorry, but if you commit a felony, you shouldn't be allowed to vote once you get out. you are going to make a bad decisions anyway. but if you must, then give them five years probation. if in those five years they don't commit any type of crime, then give them back their ability to vote automatically
UltraGalaxyify (8 дней назад)
FINALLY, a John Oliver video I can agree with!
likquidsteel (8 дней назад)
How is this NOT unconstitutional? We need a giant reset button on America. Corruption and idiocy is at an all-time high in this country
BV The Montenegrin Mapper (8 дней назад)
8:03 Didn't he realize how stupid he looks with his glasses THAT DOWN HIS NOSE? Or is he trying to be funny and miserably failing at it?
Mari ZenSoul (8 дней назад)
well trump and his family have committed many felonies and they can vote and be prez
Mari ZenSoul (8 дней назад)
In the US you are already considered a criminal if you are poor or black.
Soundwave (9 дней назад)
If you keep hating on Florida, Florida might just start hating you back.
Bob ShitDickSam (9 дней назад)
Only a very few things should be loss of rights, Murder, attempt murder, rape, touching a child, ect. Serious crimes, not Oh i got into a bar fight and now im a felon
Bob ShitDickSam (9 дней назад)
Im sorry, but if you fucking think that you should have an opinion on who can and cant vote you're a dipshit, our founding fathers where very clear that we ALL HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS THAT CANT BE TAKEN AWAY BECAUSE GOD GAVE THEM TO US AND NOT THE STATE, so if you think that you should have rights and someone else shouldnt because they made a mistake, than do the country a favor and leave
Viva La Tierra Loca (9 дней назад)
Alligators are worse than drug addicts thanks stephen the bitch colbert
Ross Sivenov (10 дней назад)
Greetings from Bulgaria. Spent some time in Destin. Afraid of people asking "DO YOU GO TO CHURCH" like that is actually a good thing :D ...
Joku Sekou (10 дней назад)
Systemic
ShadowRunner3k (10 дней назад)
What would 6 million ex felons vote for? hmm id guess a welfare state?
Stephen2462 (8 дней назад)
If I had to guess, probably for the party that isn't trying to suppress their right to vote, or supporting the for-profit prison system, both of which are major factors behind thw US's high rate of repeat offenders. But honestly there are too many different kinds of people in that demographic for big generalizations like that to be practical.
Mehak Bhatia (10 дней назад)
2:59 Did I just watch a British man do a British impersonation
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The Saturnian (10 дней назад)
Is this a good time to point out that in Russia, prisoners are allowed to vote in elections?
LanceOllyFre (11 дней назад)
I love John Oliver because he makes the best of a bad situation. For that, I'm hopeful!
Shawn (11 дней назад)
the common thing among many of these episodes is that republicans are the main reason america is a pile of shit....every shitty law is generally a result of a republicunt asswipe who likely thumps the bible 24/7
Wojtek Mlotkowski (11 дней назад)
strange
CZpersi (11 дней назад)
Rick Scott seems to be enjoying his role of semi-god too much.
Chelsi Mcmahan (12 дней назад)
Ive lived in Tallahassee.... He's right... No one should have to go there. EVER. 😂😵
lazyleopard (12 дней назад)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRMs2eSsKLg
starmkd18 (12 дней назад)
They don't want those that served their time to vote democratic, that's a swing state
Conundrum (12 дней назад)
Florida voter here, voting in favor of this amendment.
Bas Buitenhuispop (12 дней назад)
Hehe fish fucker lol
Thales Amante (13 дней назад)
Please talk about the brazilian elections.... :v
Zhu Bajie (13 дней назад)
Scott is a felon who should have been convicted but the rich here never pay for their crimes.
Avatar1234 Amen (13 дней назад)
FLORIDA IS FLOWRIDA
junit483 (14 дней назад)
Stop making everything about race. If your argument is viable then it should be capable of standing on it's merits regardless of sex or race
Michael Hart (14 дней назад)
Rick Scott is scum.
Dustyn Miller (14 дней назад)
Maybe I'm crazy, but how about if you want to vote, don't break the law? Does it have to be any harder than that?
Sameer Ullah (14 дней назад)
Please give convicted felons the right to vote....i dont think they would have voted for dumb trumps....
Wutaii1 Nostalgia (14 дней назад)
Fun Fact....They take your passport for life if you have a felony. WTF purpose does that serve at all.
Lucid999 456 (5 дней назад)
Fun fact? You mean fake fact
Chucky's Coming (13 дней назад)
um..... That can't be right. I have a felony and got a passport. I was never asked to give up my passport. I am still on probation and have never been questioned about it or was given any paper about it. No one asked me if I have one even, despite it was well known that I have much family outside of the US and have been to many other countries.
The Reckoner (14 дней назад)
Scott, yet ANOTHER regressive myopic redneck Repube who is SO unaware of anything outside of HIMself HIS religious beliefs and HIS political party that he's basically a complete waste; a complete waste of skin, oxygen, our time and a perfectly good political position where REAL changes could be made in Florida, instead of being the laughing stock of the nation. One good thing comes from Florida's non-stop clown show though, the gratitude Mississippi feels for the distraction.
Sarah Hughes (15 дней назад)
You saw it here first, John Oliver is a Gator fan!!
Hakim Hasan (15 дней назад)
Fuck the government in Florida, Ohio, California and ect. Blow it up..blow it the fuck up and give it to China..
Z Verobrunhi (15 дней назад)
I realize it’s Florida, but an alligator is the last animal that should be pictured next to a headline about oral sex with animals.
Jillian Harrington (15 дней назад)
To be fair, the man walking his goat in the rain in his underwear also could happen here in Portland Oregon, absolutely. Wouldn't really surprise me in the least.
SirGrips (16 дней назад)
Honestly everyone should be disenfranchised
ABQ SKY (16 дней назад)
I'm not subscribed to this crappy show, yet it keeps popping up.
Yigal Irani (16 дней назад)
you are awesome, john but you are preaching to the choir. I was gonna vote for there measure anyways,
Aesysique (16 дней назад)
It’s sad when you guessed the state. Florida is crazy lol
Adam Bentley (16 дней назад)
Let's not kid ourselves of the true reason for all the unnecessary red tape. #tooblacktovote #blacklivesmatter
Y i (17 дней назад)
Why dont you do an extensive piece on trump
Leonard M (17 дней назад)
That stupid white bitch only thinks it's a good idea because she hasn't been framed yet. Once she gets into some trouble or gets framed she's going to cry crocodile tears about her right to vote. She's going to try to go to court and sue someone.
Leonard M (17 дней назад)
Ten years ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sh6cUhbubU
Svarog B (17 дней назад)
If you can't obey the laws why the fuck would we let you vote? This is retarded.
Saadullah Shah (17 дней назад)
In Pakistan every prisoner and convict is allowed to vote through prison ballot.
Rin (17 дней назад)
Magic pencil? Sorry, I only refer to our governor as Lord Voldemort. Don't let the nose fool you, basically every other feture is there.
TheMagicKnightress (18 дней назад)
I was hedging my bets on Texas and you let me down John Oliver.
K ris (18 дней назад)
If you’ve paid your debt and you’re trusted to re enter society you should have your rights back. Not a few. Not some. ALL OF THEM. Voting, travel, guns, etc
gina928 (18 дней назад)
If you serve your time in jail, you should get your right to vote back.
Tommy's Kanal (18 дней назад)
Makes me feel so frustrated though I don't even live in the US :(
kristenVEVO (18 дней назад)
the unspoken thing here is that they probably only give back voting rights to people that will vote for them
Illutian Kade (18 дней назад)
Florida Man supports this amendment!
Hagen Rehmsmeier (18 дней назад)
murica holy shit is this country fucked up in so many ways
tiagocardosom (18 дней назад)
basically America in general :" there are no standards". I could't think of a sentence that fits that country description better than this
CPLWeeks (18 дней назад)
Don't commit felonies and you won't lose your right to vote.
Existential Nightmare (19 дней назад)
This douche actually has six and half million subs? My God. The levels of stupidity and cancer in this country have risen.
Paul Makinson (19 дней назад)
One day, people who do not agree with the supreme leader will be convicted for sedition and lose their right to vote.
X. Y. J. (19 дней назад)
Using the same argument, we can say "Many people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from owning guns". Like the right to vote, it is also a constitutional right, to bear arms. If you think it is too dangerous to put a gun into the hands of those people, why it is safer to allow them decide who will have hands on the nuclear button?
Ku Playford Valls (19 дней назад)
Florida means land full of flowers in Spanish 👌
james smith (19 дней назад)
Rick scott seems like the kinda guy who likes to pick on those who have no power cause then he gets to run the show. What a prick
Yeezys’ R’Gay (19 дней назад)
*Democrats need all the votes they can get* P A T H E T I C
Correction Guy (20 дней назад)
And we all know who felons would vote for. The key state in american politics has 1.6mn felons. It would change the election entirely. In actuality if the felons in florida is granted the right to vote the US would become democrat for decades to come unless california or something is donated to mexico.
khatdubell (20 дней назад)
Says "Most of these are for non-violent offenses". Props up a robber as example.
Bart Simpson (20 дней назад)
FAKE BRAINWASHING! The proof is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42_BXU0_5gs
Lauren W. (20 дней назад)
Lmao I’m from Florida and I could listen to John Oliver roast Florida all day. But for real, Rick Scott is the worst on just about everything. Vote yes on 4 👍
Carrie Ullrich (20 дней назад)
My favorite fun fact that never comes up in this argument is that anything native American people are arrested for that isn't specifically illegal on reservation land is a felony. If there's no law against jaywalking, that's a federal felony conviction.
chris sto (20 дней назад)
I would love for someone to find out the proportions of Rick Scott's board restoring the votes of white felons versus the same with black felons. If he is doing only 400 a year then that is more than a manageable pool for a university research team.
tyshee mann (20 дней назад)
Let's go Florida vote for your rites back🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Max Steel (20 дней назад)
Republican are felons like paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn and many more
Joseph Boquiren (20 дней назад)
I will never eat Velveeta again :(
Milubee (20 дней назад)
WHAT THE FUCK i hope his stupid glasses fall into his soup, shatter, without his knowing accidentally eating them and then gets stabbed
Irome Oroshi (20 дней назад)
“Voting is not a right. It’s a privilege.” Ah yes. My mistake. Must have read the Constitution wrong. Thought it said something about the right to vote. Though, it could have said the right to “vole.” English is hard sometimes. 🤷🏻‍♂️
sᶣᵞᵓᶜᵕᵇᵕs (20 дней назад)
I've lived in FL most of my life and I fucking hate it, especially here in Jacksonville... I'm so glad I'm leaving.
striderOO7 (20 дней назад)
Just like most states in the south, there behind with the times.

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