Friday, January 10, 2020

Florida GOP Voter Suppression Scheme May Backfire

After Floridians approved an initiative to restore voting rights to approximately 1.4 million people with felony convictions, Republican lawmakers immediately moved to sabotage the historic effort. Blue counties are restoring ex-felons’ voting rights. Red counties are leaving them disenfranchised.
Florida’s four most populous counties created “rocket dockets” to waive fines and fees en masse. Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Hillsborough—which, together, make up more than a third of the state’s population—launched programs to identify individuals who owe fines and fees and fast-track their cases
 to the courts. HERE

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