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Florida Politics: On Disenfranchisement Anniversary, Voting Rights Activists Push for Amendment 4

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...

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The Sun Sentinel: Should we make it easier for ex-felons to vote? Readers seem ready for change.

We asked readers what they thought of making it easier for felons to regain their voting rights in Florida. It’s particularly relevant in this state, in which about 1.7 million people are currently disenfranchised due to their criminal record, according to the Brennan Center...

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The Northwest Florida Daily News: George Will What Government Interest Is Served By Disenfranchising Felons?

The bumpy path of Desmond Meade’s life meandered to its current interesting point. He is a graduate of Florida International University law school but cannot vote in his home state because his path went through prison: He committed non-violent felonies concerning drugs and other matters during the 10 years...

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