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Dana Loesch Speechless After Learning Parkland Shooter Registered in Florida Election

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It takes a lot to render Dana Loesch speechless, something I’m sure Michael Bloomberg  could agree to.

However, even the National Rifle Association’s most visible spokeswoman was at a loss for words when she found out that the alleged Parkland shooter had been registered to vote while behind bars in Broward County.

Nikolas Cruz, the 20-year-old man who is accused of killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School back in February, is currently awaiting trial in the Broward County Jail.

Yet, back in July, he was registered to vote. Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was one of Cruz’s alleged victims, was outraged over the fact.

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“I’m sick to my stomach,” Pollack tweeted.

“18-1958 (Cruz’s prison number) murdered 17 students & staff, including my daughter Meadow. Yet in July, Broward Sheriff @ScottJIsrael let people into the jail to get him & other animals registered to vote.The Despicable Democrats have no shame.Can’t let them steal this election.”

It’s worth noting, I suppose, that WPLG-TV reported that Cruz registered as a Republican. Nevertheless, the mere fact that one of America’s most notorious accused mass murderers was registered behind bars made many — including Loesch — sick to their stomach.

She wasn’t the only one.

“It’s just outrageous and so hurtful to the victims and the families of the Parkland massacre to see this,” Broward Commissioner Michael Udine said, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

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“Regardless of the legality, it doesn’t negate the pain and the hurt when the people of northwest Broward who were affected by this monster see something like this.”

And yes, it is legal. Until you’re convicted of a crime, you still have the right to vote.

It wasn’t clear whether Cruz had actually voted, but the possibility was there.

“Inmates being registered to vote is nothing new. It doesn’t have anything to do with the sheriff,” Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said.

“Taking away the voting rights of an eligible person awaiting trial is illegal.”

This is still a sickening thought, however, particularly for a father who’s lost a daughter. It’s enough to make Dana Loesch speechless — and I can imagine a lot of other people, too.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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