SOMEWHERE ON US-218 BETWEEN MOUNT PLEASANT AND KEOKUK, Iowa ― Sen. (D-N.J.) said some nonviolent offenders should be allowed to while in prison, weighing in on a debate he had previously called a from the larger goal of reducing the overall prison population.

“Do I think nonviolent drug offenders who are over-incarcerated should be able to vote in prison?” the 2020 Democratic presidential primary contender told HuffPost during an interview aboard his campaign RV. “Those folks, yes.”

The debate over prison voting to the Democratic primary in recent weeks, helped by a push from the American Civil Liberties Union to place candidates on the record about the issue and by ’s questioning of Sen. (I-Vt.) and others at recent town halls.

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