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News-Press: We support restoration of an ex-felon’s voting rights

How would you like the rest of your life to be forever identified by your worst moment or worst mistake? What if that moment defined you, emblazoned forever on you like a scarlet letter? Some people do. In Florida, and only three other states, a felony conviction...

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Florida Phoenix: Conservative Koch Industries-backed group joins organizations across political spectrum backing the effort to restore Florida felon voting rights

Freedom Partners, a Virginia-based libertarian group funded by the nationally known Koch Industries, is endorsing Amendment 4 in Florida, the measure that would automatically restore voting rights to ex-felons. “We believe that when individuals have served their sentences and paid their debts as ordered by a judge, they should be...

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The Buzz: Florida’s felon disenfranchisement system under intense national glare

TALLAHASSEE –For only the third time this year — but this time under a withering national media glare — Florida's highest elected officials sat in judgment Tuesday of people whose mistakes cost them the right to vote. During a five-hour hearing, 90 felons made their case to Florida Gov. Rick...

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