• Florida Felons Regain Voting Rights, But How Many Can Actually Pass the Hurdles, Then Register, and Finally Vote?

    6 days ago - By Fortune

    Voters in Florida gave the potential right to vote back to over one million felons -that is, people convicted of felony crimes, which can include a theft that amounts to as little as $300. Voting-rights advocates hailed it as a victory. Florida was one of just three remaining states that both automatically and permanently bar felons from voting. The amendment passed with 64% of the voters supporting it, and takes effect Jan. 8, 2019.
    But hurdles remain for convicted citizens to regain that vote.
    That starts with the state's raw number of felons, which isn't definitive, as it relies on...
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