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Tue May 21, 2019, 06:23 PM

Florida quietly passes law to cover up GOP plot to stop people from voting

By Emily Singer -
May 21, 2019

Florida Republicans snuck a provision into a bill that would block the public from tracking the state's progress in restoring voting rights.

In 2018, Florida voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment granting felons who completed their sentences the right to vote a move that would make roughly 1.4 million new people eligible to cast ballots in the state.

But despite the fact that roughly two-thirds of voters chose to restore those rights, Republicans have been desperately trying to find ways to keep disenfranchising ex-felons many of them black voters who overwhelmingly vote Democratic and thus could impact the GOP's stranglehold on the state.

Already, Florida Republicans have instituted what amounts to a poll tax on former felons. And now, on Tuesday, state GOP lawmakers snuck a provision into a bill that would shield the public from accessing records of how many have had their voting rights restored, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

The provision was pitched as a way to keep the group from being harassed. However, it will also have the consequence of making it impossible for reporters or other members of the public from accessing data to see if felons are, in fact, having their rights restored as they should be creating the possibility for hijinks and attempts to continue to keep them from the voting booth.

https://shareblue.com/florida-law-gop-block-restoring-voting-rights/

What a bunch of fascist republican fucking assholes, every last one them .......................

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Reply Florida quietly passes law to cover up GOP plot to stop people from voting (Original post)
turbinetree May 21 OP
mcar May 21 #1
Wounded Bear May 21 #2
hlthe2b May 21 #3
40RatRod May 21 #6
hlthe2b May 21 #7
SergeStorms May 21 #12
Fritz Walter May 21 #9
FakeNoose May 21 #4
mitch96 May 21 #5
Hotler May 21 #8
superpatriotman May 21 #10
SunSeeker May 21 #11
Bernardo de La Paz May 21 #13
FiveGoodMen May 22 #14

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 06:23 PM

1. ...

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 06:24 PM

2. K & R...for visibility...nt

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 06:25 PM

3. Hopefully ACLU or some organization will have standing to sue.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:28 PM

6. Agreed, but...

...we have to support the ACLU!

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Response to 40RatRod (Reply #6)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:29 PM

7. I do my part; hope others see the value.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #7)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:09 PM

12. I joined the ACLU...

on November 9. 2016. I knew then that the Jackass in Chief would need plenty of eyes watching his every move. In fact, we could use several more organizations keeping their eyes on every one of these crooked fucks. That includes everyone with an (R) after their name.

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Response to 40RatRod (Reply #6)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:59 PM

9. I got a direct-mail piece from them

And tossed it into the recycling bin.

Will go online and atone for that error.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 06:31 PM

4. Do the ex-felons even know they can vote?

It will be up to the Democratic Party of Florida to tell them, you can bet the GOP will keep it a secret.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Tue May 21, 2019, 06:54 PM

5. "ex-felons even know they can vote?"

The Fla GOP put in a provision that in order to vote after release they have to pay all "fees" that they owe.. ie, a poll tax..
Before that the gov and his band of merry men would vote if the ex felon could vote.. usually not. Scott was a master at denying felons the right to vote
b/c he knew or suspected they would vote democrat... fucker..
m

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:34 PM

8. The only way repugs can win is to...

cheat in some shape or form.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:04 PM

10. This will take years in the courts

While those who Florida voters overwhelmingly granted the right to vote are further denied

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:06 PM

11. K & R for exposure.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:11 PM

13. Denying the people's right to know. Gotta be an angle to stop it on Constitutional grounds. . . . nt

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 05:39 PM

14. What the hell are prisons for???

If we won't use them to punish this kind of stuff.

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