Jun 21

More Than 1.5 Million Floridians Do Not Have The Right To Vote

Thanks to the great investigative work of the Florida ACLU and the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County, we have a better understanding of the effect Florida’s voter disfranchisement policies have on our democracy.  Since 1868 Florida has barred people convicted of a felony from voting until the have had their civil rights restored.  Charlie Crist, while Governor, signed an Executive Order automatically restoring the voting rights of felons after they had served all conditions of their sentence.  Governor Rick Scott rescinded that order after taking office and replaced it with a long, cumbersome clemency process…

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