Florida Gov. signs law requiring felons to pay fines prior to voting

Florida Gov. signs law requiring felons to pay fines prior to voting

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a bill into law that would require ex-felons to pay off any financial obligations before regaining the right to vote. Opponents of the law state that it is a modern day poll tax and adds to voter suppression. Proponents argue that fines are included as part of a felon’s sentence which must be completed in full in order to regain voter eligibility.

Nick P.
Nick P.
Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 8 months

Too bad that's unconstitutional.

Shane Olson
Shane Olson 8 months

Idk, I mean I heard Bernie talking about letting terrible criminals vote and I think that there are some crimes which should prevent a person from voting. If someone murders a person, why should they get to vote even though their victims would no longer be able to vote?

mcpimpen
mcpimpen 8 months

seems unconstitutional, nice try facist.

cin2_6
cin2_6 8 months

Shows how much respect they have for their voting public who passed restoring voting rights to felons without conditions . Don't lecture on prison reform , then block every attempt they are given to return to a productive life , I've personally witnessed my family members treated as less than human and knocked down at every attempt to correct mistakes they have made. Why not lift up , reward and praise this effort that is so sometimes debasing , I feel most elected officials only look down on and try to implement former offenders . Where are we headed? Down a very dark path I'm afraid.

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