Teen Behind Parkland Shooting Registered To Vote Behind Bars - As A Republican

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The teen accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school this year registered to vote from jail—as a Republican.

According to the father of a student killed during the Parkland school shooting earlier this year, Democrats went into a Florida jail this summer to register the accused shooter to vote, as part of their conspiracy to steal the midterm elections.

But as was noted by those outside of conservative media circles, Nikolas Cruz registered as a Republican — and with no proven assistance from any Democrats.

From The Washington Post:

> “It just shows you how despicable these Democrats are that they’ll stoop that low to go into the prison, the jail, and register these criminals,” said Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was one of 17 people Nikolas Cruz allegedly shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February. “It’s never been done in 20 years.”


> Citing a “tip from deputies at the jail,” Pollack said the plan failed because Broward County — which is now involved in a recount battle that could swing Florida’s Senate and gubernatorial elections — failed to send the inmates their ballots in time to vote.


> “They probably shouldn’t be voting anyway,” Fox’s Katie Pavlich remarked after listening to Pollack’s accusations, which neither she nor her two co-hosts challenged at any point, although they contradicted all public evidence.

That Cruz registered to vote — as is his legal right — is not debated: The Post confirmed that “Nikolas Jacob Cruz really did register to vote in July, listing his home address as the county jail where he awaits trial after police say he confessed to the mass shooting.”

Fox & Friends failed to mention that Cruz registered as a Republican, along with the fact that the entire situation was actually quite ordinary.

> There is nothing suspicious or mysterious about what Cruz did from his cell. In general, jail inmates are constitutionally entitled to register and vote before their trials, assuming no prior convictions or legal disqualifications. Broward County records show that in 2016 and previous elections, several inmates did exactly that from the same jail where Cruz now sits.


> “It’s absolutely normal. It’s his constitutional right,” said Broward County sheriff’s office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright. “Nothing different happened this year from any other year.”


> The Fox hosts were “buying into a grieving father’s statements,” she added. “They’re lies.”


> Pollack, who has vocally supported school security reform and Republican politicians since his daughter’s death, could not be reached for comment.

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