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Democratic Sen. Convicted of Voting Fraud

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Friday, 07 Nov 2014 02:09 PM Current | Bio | Archive

On the off chance — in the wake of all the good feelings the Republican victory wave generated on Tuesday — that voters might forget exactly why they threw the bums out, California Democrats have provided a timely reminder.

Roderick Wright, a Democratic state senator from Inglewood, Calif., was convicted of fraudulent voting in 5 different elections along with other perjury and voter fraud counts. Possibly taking his cue from the current inhabitant of the White House, Wright unilaterally declared he was “wrongly convicted” and continued to serve, if that’s the word, in the Senate.

For a while it looked like Wright might have to be hauled out of the chamber in irons.
Then to the relief of senate leadership, he resigned last September after he was sentenced to prison. Evan at that, the judge, probably another Democrat, let him off easy. Wright faced a potential term of 8 years in prison, which is only 4 years less than the maximum he’s allowed to serve in office under state term limits legislation.

But the judge gave him only a 90 days in jail slap–on–the–wrist, along with the usual 1,500 hours of leaf–raking, and 3 years probation.

And there it stood for a few months. A violator of the public trust was eventually going to jail and the trusting public assumed the sentence would be carried out. Fat chance.

On Friday, October 31st, Wright was booked into Los Angeles County Jail. But not only did he never make it into the penitentiary he wasn’t even there long enough to be fitted for the orange jump suit. Wright was released after only 1 hour.

In effect he served 7.5 minutes for each of the 8 counts on which he was convicted.
The Washington Post reports, “California’s prison system is overflowing with so many inmates that they have no room for a nonviolent offender with no prior convictions.”

Incompetent Democratic legislators so neglect the California prison system that it contains twice the number of prisoners it was built to hold — 117,500 instead of 58,750 — and as a result corrupt California Democrat legislators don’t have to go to prison after they are convicted.

California Democrats won’t build reservoirs to hold water in time of drought and won’t build prisons to hold convicts, but they will lavish billions on bullet trains to nowhere. That’s why the bums should continue to be thrown out at every opportunity.

Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan. He is president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation and chairman of the League of American Voters. Mike is an in-demand speaker with Premiere. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.
 



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On the off chance — in the wake of all the good feelings the Republican victory wave generated on Tuesday — that voters might forget exactly why they threw the bums out, California Democrats have provided a timely reminder.
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