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


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

Many people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from voting, and the worst state for this — surprise — is Florida. Connect with Last Week Tonight online. Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once:

Comments to the video: Felony Disenfranchisement: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

mm a 2 hours ago
The white trash control the world.
michaelpalacio5 4 hours ago
I would’ve loved to have voted for this but Senior Drill Instructor Staff Sergeant Anderson never gave me my absentee ballot
magsimags 8 hours ago
i'm just stunned that in america you apperently lose your right to vote if convicted. in Austria it's ridiculously hard to take away someone's voting right. Treason and if you're severely mentally disabled are the only two reasons i know and even then you better have a strong case. when you go to prison you lose one right, the right to freedom. not all of the others
Xander Patten 1 day ago
Standards: now Florida's voting population has none.
Monika the cycle-path 3 days ago
Ooh yikes. I don't think the Athena that was being interviewed was the goddess Athena. She is a little (keyword little) more forgiving of rule-breakers. Also, if you are a convicted felon and served your sentence and are living your life crime-free, you should have your rights back on the first day out. It's like detention. You don't want to go back? Don't shoot your school. (Americans. Tell me if that joke was too far.)
Tiia Mannix 7 days ago
Would we rather live in a society where there are no consequences for our actions? Don't you already tho?
Donald Marcato 8 days ago
And Florida made it happen!!!
Ican FeeLIt 10 days ago
antarctica needs snow shoveling send all the criminals there
Keith Walker 11 days ago
Companies exploit and extort felons because there is no recourse! I know I’ve worked for free multiple full 8 hr days! I’ve been there full time for 15 years and I barely afford to survive! I used to make $10hr till they cut me to $9 and stole my 2weeks vacation that took me 10 years to achieve! And you wonder why people go back? It’s really a no brainer.
Luis Espinoza 12 days ago
Back here because Florida passed the law 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Starcestus 13 days ago
Ive never been more proud of florida
Cory Lewandowski 14 days ago
For those who would like to see the outcome of this vote: It passed by 64.55% and on March 5th talks will begin about how to implement it. It's expected that it will take until around May to conclude legislature.
lindstrami official 16 days ago
do you go to church? is this Salem?
MorgaineRiddlePrince 18 days ago
In Denmark, everybody 18+ can vote. Only someone who has a legal guardian with full autonomy custody can't vote. Ex extremely dementia. In fact only experienced 1 person with this after 13 years in health care.
Michael Zinns 18 days ago
Rick Scott is an idiot.
HaleyHalcyon (FIZZYn8r) 19 days ago
“you go to church?” 👏SEPARATION 👏OF 👏CHURCH 👏AND 👏STATE
Whuzzin Gamont 20 days ago
How did that idiot even become governor
Ruben Dari 28 days ago
the good place was right
Lula V 28 days ago
Happy to see this video after knowing this law passed! Finally, fl got something right.
Thomas Saldana 1 month ago
If we don't support human rights for the people we despise, then we don't actually support human rights.
Alan Choi Chang 1 month ago
Dont allow them to vote while they are in jail, let them vote when they are free. its that fucking simple, the punishment has already been given and served. fuck these retards that want to keep punishing.
Giulio Ricciardi 1 month ago
Fuck Rick Scott.
Jarid Gaming 1 month ago
Not anyone :D Florida passed the law!
WelfareChrist 1 month ago
It’s pretty obvious they only retire your rights if they are certain you will vote republican. Thank god Florida voted to change this system.
Baron von Limbourgh 1 month ago
The most vindictive society on earth.
Wolf NZ Outdoors 1 month ago
Committed a non-violent felony : can't vote; get compared with mass-murderers, rapists and terrorists Believes that the Earth is 6000 years old and/or flat and that we don't have to make policies and laws to protect future generations because Jesus is probably coming back next week to take us all to heaven (except all those goddamn atheists and homosexuals): can vote So fucking illiterate, innumerate and uneducated that they think Donald Trump actually says intelligent things: can vote Convinced that 'reptilians' are controlling world leaders and/or that people are spraying chemicals into the air for mind control: can vote 2:35 Expected to work, contribute to the community, *pay taxes* - and not allowed to vote. Whatever happened to no taxation without representation ? You don't give him the vote, don't expect him to pay taxes. After all, you let all those who *don't* pay taxes have the vote - or even become president - why should you expect a person who's *not* allowed to vote to pay a fucking cent in tax? The USA, built on the solid principle of representation of those exempt from taxation. Florida: the state where the nicest inhabitants are the alligators, rabid otters and mosquitoes and where, until recently, you could remain disenfranchised on the grounds of Municipal Violations and failing to attend church. Every case is different - after all, if the petitioner were as alarmingly pale as *Dick* Scott, he probably would have had his voting rights restored - provided he went to church and avoided getting parking tickets. I'm guessing that Florida being slowly dragged, kicking and screaming, into the twentieth century - on 8 January *2019* - means that that petitioner has finally had his voting rights restored. no thanks to Dick Scott and his merry little _Bund_ of white supremacists. I guess that just leaves Iowa and Kentucky stuck in the nineteenth century.
Twister Mw1981 1 month ago
Rick Scott ur a dick
Emma Marriott 1 month ago
Cracked up at Happy Pencil in all my nightmares 😂✏️
Åsmund Kjus 1 month ago
This is insane. The judge should be sued and charged with breaking the constitution og human rights. Get this shit out of here
Boogie O'Winston 1 month ago
We finally ended felon disenfranchisement here in Florida!!
21TRILLION TRILLION 1 month ago
Great , citizens with poor impulse control , poor decision making skills , some that are just bad people. Can now vote for criminal interest over law abiding citizens interest. What possible benefit can there be for their communities ?
21TRILLION TRILLION 1 month ago
Great , citizens with poor impulse control , poor decision making skills , some that are just bad people. Can now vote for criminal interest over law abiding citizens interest. What possible benefit can there be for their communities ?
DasIllu 1 month ago
fUSA. fucked up states of america :(
Joshua Evans-Lowell 1 month ago
This is a weird John Oliver piece to watch now because it's one of like two where the outcome was actually good.
Amilie Harrison-Lang 1 month ago
I just learned about this from RPDR Latrice has been out of prison for 20 years it was a minor offence and he JUST got his rights to vote back like wtf I don’t care if you want to watch the world burn it’s your right to have a vote
f 1 month ago
What a shithole country America has become.
Paul Allen 1 month ago
JOHN! John!.  Do you go to church?
Juci Shockwave 1 month ago
In the USA we all know what applies or counts as the worse felon ever. just holding your friends' weed will land you in prison. >_<~ The war on drugs has created more violence and criminals than anything else combined. How about legalizing drugs, especially cannabis and set free the 80% criminals free? Watch The Culture High , also search for videos of cannabis effects on ASD. Many of those videos are heart breaking.
Michael Ross 1 month ago
I don't know. I mean, maybe we could limit the rule to something like repeat offenders or something but i'm kinda ok with that particular loss of rights. I mean, even the nonviolent crimes. do I want a drug dealer voting on new drug laws? I mean that's one example and on certain bills I think i might even agree with him her but its an example of what i'm talking about. Yes, that 'hearing' process that is based on absolutely no standards whatsoever has got to go but. I'm not thinking I'd want to get rid of the existing rule all together. Then again, I don't live in Florida so, Floridians, make your own little slice of heaven down there.
Jamestown 1 month ago
If we can trust a felon to go outside and access the general public again, I think we can also trust him to vote. The imprisonment is punishment enough.
Andethidial 1 month ago
Combine this issue with the police behavior against minorities
Jack Hughes 1 month ago
the insane thing is that I'm a republican and I agree with most of this
Pippin Hampton 1 month ago
1:45 look at the blonde's face.
Samantha Tatman 1 month ago
This is going to sound really weird, and totally unrelated. But John Oliver, you totally need to play in an episode of Lucifer. Just for shits and giggles.
Lachlan Duggan 1 month ago
Unfortunately, even though 64.5% of voters approved of the amendment, DeSantis looks set to subvert democracy and not allow it to go through.
Diane Benzler 1 month ago
These people who think this way are narrow prejudiced idiots!
Dank Scrote 1 month ago
Why didn’t he touch on the fact they people with felonies are also barred from decent housing and career opportunities? That’s the real injustice.
Todd Kelly 1 month ago
This is a stupid issue.
dave dennison 1 month ago
yeah man-what you said.sorry l mean't-get to fuck.dickhead
Izzy P 1 month ago
Amazing
JASON JOHN 1 month ago
This is laughable.Your country was almost screwed out of and you all would had a white house full of the clinton cartel.You got to be kidding..All these scumbags associated with this octopus are the stock,poisonous all.Thank God For Canada.
JASON JOHN 1 month ago
+Killme Pretty please Oh,please educate me from your high place there in America.
Killme Pretty please 1 month ago
Dear god, Are you so inbred that you can barely make a paragraph?
A. Rashad 1 month ago
Can't expect much outta racist Florida.
Stephen Verchinski 1 month ago
Dear John How about covering the election fraud as well. You know, the one with.
Killme Pretty please 1 month ago
Well we are currently in limbo between seasons.
Stu B 1 month ago
The process is pure, racist political bullshit.
SOlson2375 1 month ago
Rick Scott is a fucking douchebag. Also the answer to a government member asking where you go to church in this country is now and always has been “None of your fucking business.”
ClareBearPhD 1 month ago
Whether I go to church is no fucking business of an elected official.
Albert Brammer 1 month ago
They voted for it, then Rick Scott refused to endorse it at the last time we heard so it was going to court. Just another GOP way to steal elections.
Alexa Carmack 1 month ago
This is how people end up back in the criminal justice system
PyroJohn19 1 month ago
I really feel like that there should be something like that there should be something between felony and misdemeanor. Where felony is strictly involving the premeditation of ruining or ending a person's life.
Will K 1 month ago
There need to be consequences when a crime is committed. Why should felons be allowed to vote?
dave dennison 1 month ago
+ Will Kay mate,did you watch the clip before you said that???please tell me you did.if you spent time in jail for a d.u.i.(ie)you should never be allowed to vote?????????????????????? c'mon mate-don't be an idiot all your life
Fuck The Police 1 month ago
Rick Scott is known for trying to restrict black people from voting and yet he is still allowed to be a politician. Isn't there any law that restricts racist from bring politicians or cops. Oh wait I forgot racist would never want to pass such a law.
SpeckledOne 1 month ago
Sooo.Rick Scott just wants to hear you beg??
mchawk315 1 month ago
God fucking damn it I hate Rick Scott and I am actually from Florida.
Lionheart 1 month ago
I’ve noticed John Oliver is a sell out for liberal politics. The point of this is to change laws so that felons (mostly African American voters like in Florida) can vote. Liberals historically known for milking black voters it’s all about turning Florida into a blue state.
Matthew Brooks 1 month ago
Quick question: Is Florida's state song Everything You Know is Wrong by Weird Al?
victor caruso 1 month ago
Rick Scott is garbage.
The Sprawl 2 months ago
What a nauseating fucking piece of shit Rick Scott is. The way he talks to people, people who've _already_ served their time, seen justice and gone through things this little turd could never comprehend, blows my fucking mind. How is this cunt allowed to sit up there like he's some kind of deity, and dole out a handful of clemencies a month for no apparent reason except that they go to fucking church, and no-one's outraged by it?? I bet even his mum hates him.
I probably won’t see your reply. 2 months ago
It passed! Good job Florida
life is a journey 2 months ago
don't live there anymore don't want too,but have to go back there to hope god can deside if I can have my full pardon at the capitol, in hopes that 150 year old law changes ,thank god gov scott is out ,he did nothing he said he would do in 2011, post civil war law come on florida thank you john oliver you are so right while our head man may have commited more crimes then most ,still there most ,party of the 3to7% of criminals are political faces ,it is a freak show from what I can see we do out time then some ,lets hope for change in 2019 ,where are the stats for those again who don't live there anymore ,don't want to ,but have to go back there for our freedom ,whats up with that I took care of in 6 months in 1 state that has taken 11 years in florida for a 33 year old crime ,I have paid for my live starting with the terrible prison probation ,florida I did my time many years ago,yet I live a life sentence as a ex felon ,then if you get a pardon ,guess what you were never a felon ,so then its a lie ,freedom should come back when the probation is over ,florida makes there money crime an tourizam ,he was the worst gov ever ,then they elect him for senator in such close race ,how about corrupt ,like the guy never got away with something he should have spent time in jail for heck some presidents needed to be in jail some time ago ,we allow it to happen I guess or not,one guy said we need change in florida now,i have thought for a long time moveing from one state to another is like moving to another country yet we salute the same flag I don't think so ,
Andrea Andersen 2 months ago
Irony is that now a few trump insiders can’t vote in 2020
Gobsnachaz 2 months ago
3:00 how is a British man’s English accent impression so bad?
gaptoofgranny 2 months ago
Right. It's been about six weeks since the midterms. What's happened since then?
jan rees 2 months ago
It's not like they could vote for a crazy demegog who incites people to violence and seperates kids from their parents and tells lies all the time. Oh, wait. But seriously, they don't have that many opinions on the ballot so why not let them vote for 1 of the 2 candidates. They can't vote for themselves or another convicted criminal. Are they worried about the ex-felons will vote for the wrong politician that's already on the ballot? Doesn't make any sense.
Bimal Mishra 2 months ago
John and scum birds of a feather. A person is identified by the causes he espouses.
Kevin Ray 2 months ago
Florida returned voting rights to felons this past midterm.an estimated 1.4 million felons received their voting rights back. My point being - Florida has roughly a fifth of the felons out of the entire U.S. Duuuval for life lmao two of those videos were from Jacksonville hahah I fuckin love my state so much.
MAKKA PAKKA 2 months ago
your fortnite dance in Youtube Rewind has left me permanently scarred
Shaun Dreclin 2 months ago
How the fuck can you tax people and not let them vote? I say if you're going to disenfranchise somebody, they don't need to pay taxes either. Want their money? You have to accept their ballot too.
where's the jump button 2 months ago
I think white collar crimes are the only ones that shouldn't be able to vote. a politician isn't going to campaign with the slogan I'll make rape legal , but a politician may be running to make white collar crimes less illegal. something to ponder
Jordan F 2 months ago
Blacks, just stop committing crimes. Easy.
Chris Read 2 months ago
What a garbage state
woody280486 2 months ago
RIck Scott's picture resembles a creepypasta Thanks a lot you scary motherfucker!
Bob Simon 2 months ago
It's strange that i am unable to watch the newest videos released by this channel, I currently live in the UK and I was wondering why? Why it is that i cannot watch the newest Videos
Gideon Bellamy 2 months ago
Is no one else going to mention that palm tree?
druss999 2 months ago
No wonder your country is going down the drain.so fixated on rights for criminals and sexual deviates.China will be taking over from you soon.they dont go in for that bullshit.
Jim Stoesz 2 months ago
Honestly I can't even believe the USA is a real country. How could a place that acts the way the USA supposed does even function?
Mafia1997 2 months ago
7:36 “there are no standards.” My 19 year old self.
Natalie Kendel 2 months ago
Yes, yes yes! This is a much needed point! Very good.
AbsolX Guardian 2 months ago
Good news! The amendment passed! Florida is slightly less shitty and is slowly overcoming Andrew Jackson's curse
metalchono 2 months ago
And dont forget to leave your alligator friend at home. or the swamp you found it
Loyal Order of Christian Knights 2 months ago
Never, EVER say anything is the stupidest thing about Florida , because, I guarantee you, you will be out-Floridad. Only God knows the stupidest thing about Florida, and that's good - I'm sure the rest of us could never handle it.
An American Citizen 2 months ago
I think only violent felons should be barred from voting, but Florida literally allowed all felons to vote. Nickolas Cruz (that school shooter that is in prison) literally registered.
SilortheBlade 2 months ago
Enjoy this term Scott and Desantes. With 1.4 million more people eligible to vote next time, it will be your last.
Doubtful Guest 2 months ago
Hey, Idiotland - shouldn't you tools spell disenfranchisement with a zed rather than an s? Can you at least be consistent in your bastardisation of English? Is too much to ask that you know wtf you are doing?
MCkeetch 2 months ago
Rick Scott is literally a living Skeletor, but twice as evil. Florida, I feel sorry for you.
Celf o gwmpas short films centre celf 2 months ago
This is awful, I can’t believe this
cmilla111 2 months ago
What a colossal waste of time and tax payers dollars. How afraid of one vote can you be? How horrible of a person can they be if they took the time and effort to make it to this panel? Half of the fucking country doesn’t even vote anyway. These people are certainly more civically minded than the ones that don’t even show up.
Jikook Harling 2 months ago
Of course it's Florida lmao
endyaa 2 months ago
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Kuno Müller 2 months ago
The one thing I took out of this is that Americans get a sticker after voting. Really?
LordHettrick 2 months ago
Fun fact: if “there are no standards” and they “can make whatever decision they like”, there is, in fact, no established process for reestablishing voting rights.
Sefu DemonFoe 3 months ago
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.