Being Poor Shouldn’t Stop Florida Felons From Voting, Judge Rules in Amendment 4 Case

Tampa Bay Times

Florida must allow felons to vote if they can’t afford to pay back their court-ordered fees, fines and restitution, a federal judge ruled late Friday in a case challenging the Legislature’s crackdown on Amendment 4. “If you’re sitting around with $100,000 and you’ve got to pay $5,000, this decision doesn’t apply to those folks,” said Mark Gaber, an attorney for the Campaign Legal Center, which is representing three felons suing county elections supervisors and the state.

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