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Advocates call for repeal of Florida’s ban on automatic restoration of voting rights for ex-felons

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Florida is one of only three states in the nation where felons and ex-felons permanently lose their right to vote, according to the National Conference on State Legislatures.  So on the last day to register to vote in the August 30 primary election, advocates throughout the Sunshine State called for a repeal of that law on Monday. “The voting ban is the single most powerful voter suppression tactic in the country,” said Dr. Joyce Hamilton Henry, Director of Advocacy for the ACLU of Florida, at a…

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