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Florida restores voting rights to more than 1 million former felons
11/07/18 at 15:43:59
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Florida voters took a massive step in restoring voting rights to former felons.

Amendment 4 automatically reinstates voting rights for people with felony convictions upon completion of their sentences, including prison, parole and probation. Excluded are those convicted of murder or a felony sexual offense.

The change to the state constitution will affect an estimated 1.5 million Floridians, according to The Sentencing Project and the Brennan Center for Justice.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/06/florida-restores-voting-rights-to-more-than-1-mi...

Will this flip florida blue for good now?
  

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Re: Florida restores voting rights to more than 1 million former felons
Reply #1 - 11/07/18 at 16:37:26
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More than likely Florida will be totally ruined by doing that!
  
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Re: Florida restores voting rights to more than 1 million former felons
Reply #2 - 11/07/18 at 19:10:23
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The only blue sky I see here is that a lot of them won't bother to vote.

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Re: Florida restores voting rights to more than 1 million former felons
Reply #3 - 11/07/18 at 19:28:58
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They might if they think it'll get them FREEBIES!
  
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Re: Florida restores voting rights to more than 1 million former felons
Reply #4 - 11/07/18 at 19:30:07
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if you look at the demographic profile of the typical inmate - - it is safe to say that these restored voters will vote for the dems, by an overwhelming margin.

just the same as dead people.
  

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Re: Florida restores voting rights to more than 1 million former felons
Reply #5 - 11/07/18 at 19:53:16
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Lily003 wrote on 11/07/18 at 19:10:23:
The only blue sky I see here is that a lot of them won't bother to vote.

Lily003   Tongue


In April of this year Florida topped 13 Million in Registered Voters.  That 1.5 million of Felons is 11% which is a sizeable chunk.  I can't see that many of them being involved in politics though.
  

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Re: Florida restores voting rights to more than 1 million former felons
Reply #6 - 11/07/18 at 23:05:24
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Be careful what you believe. The law only restores voting rights to felons "upon completion of their sentences, including prison, parole and probation."

The law just modified was similar, except there was an additional waiting period of 5-7 years after completion of sentence, and they had to apply to the courts to have their rights reinstated. So, really, the only thing significantly changed is the waiting period after completion of sentence.

The new law excludes those convicted of murder or any violent sexual offense. Under the old law, exclusion of these offenders was accomplished through the application process.

As for giving voting rights to 1.5 million, those sound like rather fishy stats to me. (as in wildly inflated.) Seriously. In the first place, how many convicted felons stay clean through their entire sentence, including probation and parole after being released from prison?

In the second place, with a total population of 21 million, just over 17 million over the age of 18, does anyone REALLY think almost 1/10 of Florida's voting-age population is comprised of convicted felons who have completed their sentences, including probation and parole?
  
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Re: Florida restores voting rights to more than 1 million former felons
Reply #7 - 11/08/18 at 06:47:43
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Don't people from the corrupt North East escape there ? Also it insures that politicians who retire can vote !
  
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Re: Florida restores voting rights to more than 1 million former felons
Reply #8 - 11/08/18 at 07:34:20
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45Kriss_SBR wrote on 11/07/18 at 16:37:26:
More than likely Florida will be totally ruined by doing that!



Won't be long before FL is a lost cause. How many elections have hinged on FL. Keep taking in people from Puerto Rico in addition to transplants from the north and it will be a blue state.
  
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Re: Florida restores voting rights to more than 1 million former felons
Reply #9 - 11/08/18 at 07:44:36
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Don't let the fuzzy wording fool you; it was 100% Democrat setup.  They cannot win elections normally, they rely tricks, ghosts, illegals, liberals snowbirds voting multiple times, all the Democrat playbook of magic.  Many, if not all, felons in jail here are either sex perverts on dope or transplant illegals and mean snowbirds.
  
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