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Cost of Voting Restoration Amendment? Experts unsure

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A panel of state economists haven’t been able to figure out how much the Voting Restoration Amendment would cost the state. The proposed change to the state constitution would automatically return voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences. The Financial Impact Estimating Conference is tasked with estimating costs of constitutional amendments. This one gave them a struggle. “It is probable that the amendment will result in increased costs to state and local governments due to the higher volume of felons registering to vote (but) the specific…

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PolitiFact rules against Marco Rubio’s claim that Charlie Crist worked with ACORN to restore voting rights for felons

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PolitiFact weighs in on Marco Rubio’s claim that Charlie Crist worked with ACORN to restore voting rights for felons.  An excerpt: So we went to Stephanie Porta, ACORN’s former Florida director. Porta said the Florida offices have been closed since December 2009. Porta laughed when she heard Rubio’s claim. (She knows that ACORN is a pejorative in most Republican circles). “We’ve always been supportive of felon rights,” Porta said. “We help people get their rights restored. But we never worked…

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PolitiFact rules against Marco Rubio’s claim that Charlie Crist worked with ACORN to restore voting rights for felons

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PolitiFact weighs in on Marco Rubio’s claim that Charlie Crist worked with ACORN to restore voting rights for felons.  An excerpt: So we went to Stephanie Porta, ACORN’s former Florida director. Porta said the Florida offices have been closed since December 2009. Porta laughed when she heard Rubio’s claim. (She knows that ACORN is a pejorative in most Republican circles). “We’ve always been supportive of felon rights,” Porta said. “We help people get their rights restored. But we never worked…

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