Florida and Voting Rights for Ex-Felons
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In this article, the writer discusses that Florida's governor has proposed legislation which would allow most- but not all- ex felons living in Florida to have their voting rights restored. It is estimated some 950,000 ex-felons live in the state, and many of the black which also makes this a Civil Rights issue. The writer maintains that the idea of "forgiveness" has made the legislation move ahead for all but those who have committed violent crimes.
From the Paper:"Perhaps it is the importance of the 2008 elections in which Florida will play a vital role nationally, that Florida's governor has suggested to his legislature that at least some of the 950.000 ex-felons living in his state should be permitted to cast their votes. The fact that the majority of ex-felons are black adds an important Affirmative Action and Civil Rights issue to the governor's suggestion. However, not every released prisoner will have his or her voting rights restored. It seems that those convicted of violent crimes will be eliminated from the potential voter pool."
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