Tag: voting rights
Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, speaks during a news conference at West Miami Middle School in Miami. Image via AP.

Staff ReportsNovember 5, 2018
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Amendment 4, one of the highest-profile and best-publicized amendments Florida voters are considering, is on track to pass. That’s according to a survey out Monday by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at California-Berkeley. The poll showed 65 percent of likely voters backing the amendment with 25 percent opposed, consistent with recent polling from […]

Jacob OglesOctober 26, 2018
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For leaders of the Christian Coalition of America, the letting ex-felons vote seemed a no-brainer. “Redemption and second chances are really at the heart of the Christian faith,” says Keith den Hollander, national field director So now the famously conservative organization stands with liberal organizations, like the ACLU, in championing Amendment 4, which would automatically […]

Danny McAuliffeMay 4, 2018
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For some, Friday is a special day. The date marks the 150-year anniversary of Florida’s constitutionalized disenfranchisement of voters, a Jim Crow-era policy that’s still relevant in 2018, as the state revokes voting rights for convicted felons — even after they’ve completed their sentences.   According to the Brennan Center for Justice, Florida is one […]

Staff ReportsApril 25, 2018
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The man behind a proposed constitutional amendment to restore ex-cons’ voting rights wants voters — not “politicians” — to decide the issue. Desmond Meade, who’s backing this year’s “Voting Restoration Amendment,” on Wednesday said an appellate court should issue a “stay” in a separate but related federal lawsuit on restoring felons’ voting rights. The proposal, which […]

Jim RosicaApril 4, 2018
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Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet will appeal a federal judge’s order to devise a new process for restoring voting rights to felons. The Governor’s Office announced the move Wednesday morning. The appeal will be filed with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “People elected by Floridians should determine Florida’s clemency rules for […]

Staff ReportsMarch 29, 2018
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Democratic state Sen. Darryl Rouson of St. Petersburg is calling on Gov. Rick Scott to “fix the ‘fatally flawed’ voting rights restoration process for convicted felons.” U.S. District Judge Mark Walker of Tallahassee this week issued a permanent injunction declaring Florida’s restoration process in violation of the 1st and 14th Amendments. “It is past time for Florida to revise […]


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