Felons in Florida Can Vote — …

Floridians with felony convictions can vote in this year’s presidential election as long as they don’t have any outstanding legal financial obligations. That rule tacked onto Amendment 4 by Republicans in the state is stopping hundreds of thousands of potential voters from exercising their right. But the man who led the push for felons voting rights says the fight isn’t over. Desmond Meade and the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition say they’ve collected over $25 million in donations since January of 2019 to pay off fines and fees for felons in the state. Vice News went to Florida to see how communities are continuing to push all those legally eligible to vote to join the movement.

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