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

čas přidán 10. 09. 2018
Many people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from voting, and the worst state for this - surprise - is Florida.
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  • I have one issue with this segment and it's the picture of the Tallahassee, Fl used. As long time fan of the show and someone born in tally 😑; I believe you should have used a picture of the capital building. It's a hilarious sight and anyone driving in town has most likely seen the capital erection of Florida.

  • i actually don’t know what the “ish l” was supposed to say lol

  • Terrorists vote Mitch. For your guy. The modern day terrorist is a sexually deprived white male with alot of anger.

  • Hi, Im from Florida

  • The bill was passed

  • I don't want Rick Scott in our Chambers Of The Senate building but im not in Florida so im out!

  • Why is all the voting problems in Florida? No where else this is happening

  • People in prison should be encouraged, if not forced to vote in order to forestall tyranny and because it makes no fucking sense not to let prisoners vote in the first place.

  • Congratulations, Florida, for doing the right thing in 2018 and passing a law that allows Florida felons who've already paid for their crimes to VOTE again! Great job, Floridians. So proud of you for this. =)

  • What was the outcome of this in the end? How did Florida vote?

  • To anyone reading this who's curious Ammendment 4 passed this November. (the ammendment Oliver was talking about)

  • “I’m just not feeling it”... That hearing board video alone could be an effective political ad against Scott.

  • I'd love a nice cup of tea. Milk and three sugars, please. Er, is there any cake?

  • To be honest. Do you really want a man who runs around the liquor store with an aligator in his hands to have the right to vote? Do you?

  • The Florida Voting Restoration Amendment seems to have passed with 64% voting "yes": ballotpedia.org/Florida_Amendment_4,_Voting_Rights_Restoration_for_Felons_Initiative_(2018)

  • voting allows people to choose their own democracy rights and needs so they never have to commit crimes again if their vote goes to people who can change the voters life.,,,,do you think the biggest gangs that are still operating are voting,,,,hell no,,,the only gangs groups i know off to vote are politicians

  • If i was at the florada board thing i would stand up and say ‘you sir, and all other members of the board are arseholes

  • Tick Cock is a criminal himself!🖕 He has stolen more money than that man had ever stollen! Fuck you Tick Cock! You were responsible for the biggest insurance fraud case ever!🖕🖕🖕🖕 I hope you pay for your crimes one day moron!🖕🖕🖕

  • Once you do you time you should have all rights returned. In some cases here in Canada they can even vote in jail. It is their right to vote

  • Texas you can vote after your sentence is completed.

  • Well maybe they should make the rule anyone whom are non violent felons be allowed to vote.

  • now I know what is so annoying about you you talk to fast like the side affects on medications SLOW DOWN do you think people are quickly going to change the channel

  • LOVED how seamlessly the set transitioned xD

  • wooo we did it!!

  • Why no new videos last 2 months ?

  • Why is John Oliver married to a republican?

  • I wonder if the Bill passed or not?

  • In Poland losing those rights is an additional penalty given only to those guilty of a violent crime highly intolerable by society, which mostly means rape or murder. And even then judges mostly forget to add it to the sentence

  • Update: Florida passed a law for people with felonies getting their voting rights back! I like to think this show had something to do with that.

  • As of this comment, it has been almost a week since voting was restored to 1.7 million people in Florida!

  • Fuck Florida and Rick Scott.

  • How is the things this Rick Shithot is doing are legal?Wtf is wrong with you murrica

  • If you lived in Florida and you constantly has live around the notorious "Florida Man" meme in real life, you might think twice before wanting felons convicted here being able to vote. Maybe it's just me but I don't think the dude who twists toddler's nipples off should be able to vote.

  • It passed. Well done Florida!

  • What do people vote for? Something illegal?

  • Well, we did it. We passed ballot prop 4. Restoration of voting rights to most ex felons. Clearly it was the work of Mr Oliver. I thank you by sending you a gift package that is pure Florida: Oranges stuffed with gator meat, sprinkled with cocaine and a can of bud light with a seminole feather sticking out of it. But really I was super glad it passed. Besides the morality of it, maybe the (hopeful) surge of voters will have our races not all be razor thin margins!

  • From Australia, congratulations, Florida, on your midterm results, and on the chance this story had something to do with the results, well done John. Keep doing what you’re doing.

  • Over 26 million legislative codes and statues to vilify and oppress the people in order to convince uncognitive minds that they aren't smart enough to have rights.... enjoy your eternal ocean of fire !

  • You did a great service! - Voter Rights Restoration for Felons in Florida passed!

  • Wow, I can see this in the UK for once.

  • Dishonest shitbag Rick Snot can always count on the stupid gullible public to eat his s*** and ask for extra helpings, you really really really can't fix stupid. Enjoy, Florida!!

  • All official videos by Rick Scott are censored, comments disabled because he knows they would all be negative comments, that's called censorship and only lying dishonest criminals like Rick Scott want the truth hidden, they don't want to be exposed for the dishonest shitbags that they really are.

  • A fucking traffic violation! 😵. Are they serious??? God bless America...because no one else will! What a fucked country!

  • I heard the news that Florida pass the voting amendment act that restore voting right to ex-felon! Immediately remember this segment and return to it. Thanks you FL.

  • here after the amendment passed

  • Good news everybody, Florida passed the amendment and 1.4 million felons can now vote again!

    • huber7777 yaaaaayyyyy!!! Thanks for the update!

  • Your debt to society is never fully paid! Otherwise all your rights would be restored!

  • And from the Midterms, Florida has restored voting rights for over a million felons who complete their sentence (with exceptions).

  • Love you John, but Bush didnt, win Florida....

  • We think that we believe in equality but we don't. Shameful stuff.

  • I almost peed myself when he said "happy pencil" and thats what i was thinking XD

  • It passed!!!!!!!!!!

  • America is weird Just weird

  • We did it!!!! America's Australia listened. Thanks Zazu 🤣

  • Hey johnny O. It happened! more than a 60% majority. Former Florida Felons can now vote

  • Congratulations! Florida Amendment 4 passed, restoring voting rights

  • I am a Brit who because of the Bugle podcast, watches John Oliver's videos fairly "religiously" (Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption, Amen) but I get disenchanted with the frustrating American political climate. I am nothing more this an observer, but coupled with England's inability to be friends with it's even closest, more European cousins and my general love of a little bit of misery, I currently reside in Australia. It would be interesting to see John Oliver and his excellent research team come to Australia to see where things don't quite add up... and go down under... I could find you all a housesit...the remaining natural landscape is nice here...

  • This story has a happy ending! It passed! 64% Way to go Florida!

  • WE DID IT! FLORIDA DID IT! 1.4 MILLION PEOPLE IN FLORIDA CAN VOTE AGAIN! GREAT JOB, EVERYONE!

  • We are happy to say that Amendment 4 passed last night.

  • And now, Florida made a state constitutional amendment to give all 1.4 million previously convicted felons the right to vote. Sometimes Florida does good things. But why didn't you elect Gillum?

  • The amendment just got passed

    • In Florida

    • A Carbon-Based Lifeform really? That’s amazing!

  • You gotta do one on the Chinese social monitoring system

  • WE DID IT!!! The amendment passed!!!

  • The amendment passed and I voted for it!!!!

  • THANK YOU! John Oliver for casting a light on this injustice by Governor Rick Scott. Your show recieved a lot of publicity and achieved what the courts in Florida could not. I hope you realize the magnitude and difference it will make in the future for Florida. THANKS also to the number of news papers and news channels (CNN) for carrying your message further. ....AND to Rick Scott I say....you sir should be afraid, very afraid...over one million voters will not forget what you did.

    • Oh yeah, thanks to all the Floridian Voters who passed the law giving Felons their voice back

  • I don't think giving felons the right to vote in Florida is necessarily a good idea. Mar a Lago is in Florida and this would mean that once Trump gets out of prison he could vote!

  • Here from the future. Florida just voted to allow convicted felons to vote and it passed. 👍

  • #whiteprivelege🤬

  • I wonder how much of an affect this had on amendment 4 getting passed today? Haha

  • Florida approved Ballot measure 4! Rick Scott may have won the senate race because 1.5 million Floridians didn't have the right to vote, but come 2024, they'll be able to vote him out of office.

  • Good news: It passed. Bad news: It looks like Red Tide Rick is going to win his Senate race against Nelson. He’s lucky over a million people in his state didn’t have the right to vote today.

  • Looks like Florida came through 👏👏👏 The only good thing they did today (Nov. 6th)

  • A politician asking wether you attend church when church and state are separated? How does this work again?

  • Anybody else expecting John to have a plush alligator with him for that last segment?

  • hey here is something you might wanna use www.yahoo.com/news/florida-passes-amendment-4-restoring-voting-rights-convicted-felons-020912594.html?.tsrc=notification-brknews

  • Congrats to everyone in Florida who now gets to vote!!

  • WE DID IT FLORIDA. WE PASSED AMENDMENT 4. WE ARE LESS OF A NATIONAL EMBARASSMENT.

  • You can't lose rights!; privileges are a different thing. we must change the law.

  • It is really wierd to me that somehow having comitted a crime means you are not a human being anymore.

  • 8th amendment - none shall suffer a cruel and unusual punishment. That and double jeopardy. Oh yeah - and the Court of Star Chamber.

  • Florida Man - the world's worst superhero.

  • I'm proud to say that in Canada, we have election polling booths setup INSIDE THE PRISON.

  • Do you think I could fit my penis up his left nostril? Looks more forgiving than the right one.

  • The way John says fish fucker ahahhhaa

  • On the subject of disenfranchisement, am I correct that a great number of native Americans have had their right to vote rescinded because the postal service only permits those who live on reservations a post office box address and the rules for voter registration were recently changed to say you had to have a street address. If that’s true, would I be correct in guessing they’d be leaning towards the democrats?

  • This is so bizarre, in Australia if you are in prison for 3 years or less you are still required to vote just like everyone else because we have compulsory voting.

  • You should be able to vote even while in jail. The only reason I see for taking away the vote is if you are on Death Row post-initial conviction. Even those convicted for treason should still get the vote, since the basis for their conviction for treason is inherently political.

  • Taxation without representation is the reason that in New Zealand, Non-Citizen residents can vote in New Zealand Elections.

  • I think they should measure it by crime. For a minor drug offence, voting is a right. For a murderer, they should have their voting rights revoked.

  • Obvious BS scam to keep more minorities from voting. F*ck America.

  • These people are so fucking corrupt. They need to die naturally asap

  • This is what Jon Oliver is whining about now, suffrage for felons? He makes Kanye seem intelligent. Remember when Kanye wanted to end prisoner SLAVERY? But yeah... Voting. Reeeal important

  • What the actual fuck? If you're going to deny somebody the right to vote you should at least be able to say why.

  • You can't lose rights though? Isn't that a privilege?

  • This is called "American Freedumb!

  • maybe if you want to vote don't commit crimes

  • i'm sure governor Rich Scott will be of the opinion that when the state commits a felony it too looses it's rights, like the right to taxation, etc?

  • lol fun fact what he asked do you go to a church actually violates a right called freedom of religion

  • I think their vote should be regained but also earned. A process to be done before you are released. So you submit an application regarding your mental health and values as you are about to be released and thus regaining your voting right in your re-entry to society.