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Why Florida LWV isn’t working on the restoration of ex-felons voting rights amendment

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Florida is one of only three states left in the country that takes away ex-felons’ voting rights for life. More than 1.6 million Floridians cannot vote, hold office or serve on a jury, according to The Sentencing Project, a prison-reform group. Democrats in the Florida Legislature have railed for years against what they call this injustice, but have nothing to show for their efforts. Things did change in 2007, when the clemency board under then Gov. Charlie Crist began to automatically…

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