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Florida leads nation in excluding ex-felons from the polls
South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 12, 2012 | William E. Gibson

Posted on 07/12/2012 5:56:42 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

One in ten Florida adults -- and nearly one in four African Americans – cannot vote because of a felony conviction, by far the highest rate in the nation, a report released on Thursday indicated.

The report by The Sentencing Project, an advocate for voting rights, found that more than 1.5 million felons were disenfranchised in Florida in 2010, including 1.3 million who were longer behind bars.

Florida, a big swing state known for close elections and snafus at the polls, sends an extraordinary number of its residents to prison and has imposed some of the nation's toughest requirements for restoring voting rights. Most states restore voting rights automatically once a felon leaves prison.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; prisoners; votes
Oooooohh, "snafus at the polls" and "sends an extraordinary number of its residents to prison..."

Priceless.

1 posted on 07/12/2012 5:56:51 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Crimes have consequences.


2 posted on 07/12/2012 5:59:15 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: ConservativeStatement

ex felon??

what is that? a felon is a felon. Once a felon, always a felon. Just cuz you gits on parole don’t mean you ain’t a felon no mo. Just cuz you gits off parole/probation don’t mean you ain’t a felon no mo.


3 posted on 07/12/2012 6:01:15 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hanging chad comments to follow.


4 posted on 07/12/2012 6:01:58 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It excludes them until the requirements are met at which time they can apply to have their voting rights restored.

I know several convicted felons in NY and their rights were restored at the time of their release, I think; regardless, voting rights can be restored.

The felon has to take the initiative and actively pursue the process.

Maybe we should just wipe their cans for them on this issue, too.


5 posted on 07/12/2012 6:04:49 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: 4buttons
voting rights

You sure about that? Where does it say it's a right?

6 posted on 07/12/2012 6:09:07 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Being a felon in Chicago may be not be a problem..
Could be a felon is not a legal problem there..

Since the entire Chicago political machine is nasty..
Dwarfed by the NYC and New Jersey political machines..

The Washington D.C. political machine is not even recognized as a political machine..
American Political Rape is what it is.. POLITICAL RAPE...
Lady Liberty is raped daily.. sodomized hourly, pregnant with traitors..

The White Hut is a brothel.. with sex slaves and everything..


7 posted on 07/12/2012 6:18:29 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

That would depend on the state. As per Bush v. Gore, ya got no right to vote in a Federal Election.


8 posted on 07/12/2012 6:23:53 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: ConservativeStatement
“Oooooohh, “snafus at the polls” and “sends an extraordinary number of its residents to prison...”

Priceless.”

____

Ya, Tough chit “home boys” no one put you there but you. Yah I know all of you were framed.

9 posted on 07/12/2012 6:28:03 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Once upon a time across this nation in many states, felons and ex-felons were NOT allowed to vote - some ever again.


10 posted on 07/12/2012 6:32:48 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yay, Florida!


11 posted on 07/12/2012 6:40:05 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Well, we can't legally exclude the part-time snowbirds who claim Florida residency for tax purposes, but tend to vote against the interests of native born residents.

And due to our tax advantages and lenient bankruptcy laws regarding homestead exemptions, we have a fairly large number of felons (pre and post conviction) from other states who move here for various reasons.

We can legally exclude felons from voting, so we do.
There is an onerous legal process for felons to regain full voting rights, and that is rarely granted, for good and logical reasons.

An extraordinary number of our legal residents, are not Floridians.

We also have voter ID laws.

12 posted on 07/12/2012 6:41:26 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: mamelukesabre

I believe they can apply to get their voting rights back. Takes some effort, but what’s the problem with that? I doubt most of these guys care about voting - it’s just one more way they can feel sorry for themselves. Rather than realizing they create their own problems by how they act.

It’s like the photo ID thing. If a person’s too lazy to get a photo ID - they’re probably too stupid to vote.


13 posted on 07/12/2012 6:44:13 PM PDT by GOPJ (Innocent people dying was the objective of Fast and Furious, not collateral damage. -Ann Coulter)
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To: sarasmom

Remember this?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2327566/posts


14 posted on 07/12/2012 6:47:09 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

whatever you want to call them


15 posted on 07/12/2012 7:05:18 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: ConservativeStatement

Once a person serves his or her time, ALL rights should be restored, including the right to own firearms.

Prison is the punishment and it should be the only punishment, unless the death penalty was earned.

A person released from prison, and not on parole, has served their debt to society, period.


16 posted on 07/12/2012 7:13:43 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: mamelukesabre
what is that? a felon is a felon. Once a felon, always a felon. Just cuz you gits on parole don’t mean you ain’t a felon no mo. Just cuz you gits off parole/probation don’t mean you ain’t a felon no mo.

measure all things by their effect on society. I signed someone elses name on a $20.00 check in 1958 when I was 18 years old...tried and convicted for forgery (felony) 3 years probation....is it O.K. with you if I vote now??

my first national vote after that was for Kennedy in 1960 and I have never missed a national or local election since. I have been honest all my life, owned several very successful businesses, paid a HUGE amoung in taxes and frankly, I don't think my conviction means a damned thing. I even worked in the Indiana department of corrections and they know of my conviction....

17 posted on 07/12/2012 7:14:49 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: ConservativeStatement

No, but since I am a long time actual Florida resident, it doesn’t surprise me.

I’m trying to come up with a way for Florida to legally deny former California citizens from claiming Florida residence and voting rights for at least five years after they move here....


18 posted on 07/12/2012 7:23:34 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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I’m trying to come up with a way for Florida to legally deny former California citizens from claiming Florida residence and voting rights for at least five years after they move here....

Good idea. Let 'em get acclimated first.

19 posted on 07/12/2012 7:30:22 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: terycarl

What’s you point??

You are still a felon...regardless if you have voting rights restored. There is no such thing as an ex felon.


20 posted on 07/12/2012 7:40:38 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: ConservativeStatement

Good for Florida! Let’s extend that to states that don’t.


21 posted on 07/12/2012 7:51:45 PM PDT by Postman (US out of the UN. UN out of the US.)
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To: 4buttons

How about privilege?


22 posted on 07/12/2012 7:59:43 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Does this also apply to unindicted (or indicted) felons known as Donkey and RINO politicians?
23 posted on 07/13/2012 12:51:03 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: mamelukesabre
You are still a felon...regardless if you have voting rights restored. There is no such thing as an ex felon.

I am indeed a felon, but it is a meaningless title. Virtually everyone is a felon...some get caught, some don't. Ever drive under the influence? , ever endorse your wifes check to deposit it?, ever hit your, or anothers child even on the butt??, ever purchase alcohol while you were 18, 19, 20??? on and on aND ON....Virtually everyone has committed a felony, some important, most not...get over it

24 posted on 07/13/2012 8:23:23 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: terycarl

Is it a felony to not report a four erection to a doctor? If it isn’t then I have never committed a felony. /S,, LOL, :^}
Have a Great night.


25 posted on 07/13/2012 8:43:43 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

It is a right only if one votes for a Democrat


26 posted on 07/13/2012 8:50:51 PM PDT by sport
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