Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Florida and Voting Rights

At Huffington Post,  Thomas Kennedy notes that the state of Florida "is among the strictest of states" when it comes to "voter suppression, effectively imposing lifelong disenfranchisement to over 1.5 million people who were formerly incarcerated." He also notes that Governor Rick Scott "has exacerbated the problem" by "rolling back the policy of his predecessor. Scot, according to Kennedy, "holds a total of four clemency hearings a year, fielding requests by less than a 100 people each time." The result has been "a 20,000 person backlog that keeps growing and shows no signs of stopping." See full story here.

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