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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:47 AM Nov 2018

Hello from Florida [View all]

Haven't posted here in awhile - but as heartbroken I am over Gillum's loss, Floridians may have just changed our national political landscape.

I wanted to offer you this beautifully bright ray of hope -- Amendment 4 passed, restoring voting rights to well over 1 MILLION FLORIDIANS. More Floridians now have voting rights, than the entire population of the states of North Dakota, Wyoming, and Vermont


Any significant change in the makeup of the electorate would upend politics in a state with a recent history of extraordinarily close races. Rick Scott beat Alex Sink for governor eight years ago by a mere 61,550 votes. Four years ago, Scott won reelection over Charlie Crist by 64,145 votes.

Donald Trump won Florida over Hillary Clinton two years ago by 112,911 votes, securing him the presidency.

More than half of those who lost their voting rights, 52 percent, were Democrats like Graham and another 33 percent were independents with no party affiliation. Only 14 percent were Republicans.

People who lost their right to vote over marijuana possession, can now vote in the next election. And 500k of them are Democrats. In a swing state that has wins/losses by razor thin margins.

Think about that.
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Hello from Florida [View all] Coexist Nov 2018 OP
Do you have a link for the breakdown of whom is now enfranchised? OrlandoDem2 Nov 2018 #1
Here: Coexist Nov 2018 #4
Thank you! OrlandoDem2 Nov 2018 #5
Hello from SWFL kes Nov 2018 #2
Agree - Hello from SE FL! Loge23 Nov 2018 #9
Hello! Coexist Nov 2018 #12
I"m sorry you'll be leaving Coexist Nov 2018 #11
And I hate kes Nov 2018 #13
Recount likely eom Cetacea Nov 2018 #3
The ex felons that will get to vote are largely minority men and women. Blue_true Nov 2018 #6
i know! Coexist Nov 2018 #7
Exactly and damned start it now instead of waiting until 2020. nt Blue_true Nov 2018 #8
Yup! Coexist Nov 2018 #10
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