Skip to comments.Florida leads nation in excluding ex-felons from the polls
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.
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Good for Florida! Let’s extend that to states that don’t.
How about privilege?
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
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.
It is a right only if one votes for a Democrat