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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 06:35 PM

Ex-felons' voting rights on hold in Florida after court agrees to hear DeSantis' Amendment 4 appeal

Former felons in Florida who owe fines and fees may not get to vote this year after all.

A federal court on Wednesday delayed a May 26 ruling by Judge Robert Hinkle that was one of the biggest expansions of voting rights in Florida history, affecting as many as 775,000 ex-felons.

Now, their ability to vote could be in limbo for months, well past deadlines to register for the August primaries and November presidential election.

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta issued the stay after a majority of its judges agreed to Gov. Ron DeSantisís request for a rare review of Hinkleís decision by the entire court.

Read more: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/2020-election/os-ne-amendment-4-stay-20200701-r5gjfmv27jfe5fm5xuvjtgfeua-story.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 07:09 PM

1. Outright voter suppression. I hate DeSantis!

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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 08:09 PM

2. I wonder how much is owed in fines. Could some wealth do Goodyear's or foundation donate the $

And just clear the books? How many felons are impacted by fines?

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 08:34 PM

3. That's one of the issues. There isn't really a

system for tracking who owes what. A lot of the debt has been sold to collection agencies who may have sold it to another collection agency. We are talking decades of data. Like did you pay off your Lernerís credit card?

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