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The voting rights advocates fighting Florida’s ‘poll tax’ on former felons

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Hundreds of thousands of ‘returning citizens’ who regained voting rights had them taken away by a financial barrier lawIt took 150 years for Florida’s ex-felons to win back their right to vote – and a single swish of the Republican governor’s pen last month to seemingly snatch it away again.Now supporters of Amendment 4, which ended the civil war-era disenfranchisement of released criminals by attracting a two-thirds majority in a public ballot initiative last fall, have regrouped for a multifaceted fight to reimpose the will of the people. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/25/the-voting-rights-advocates-fighting-floridas-poll-tax-on-former-felons

Author : Richard Luscombe in Miami

Publish date : 2019-07-25 06:00:41

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