Felons’ voting rights once again uncertain

Capitol News Service

An estimated 770,000 felons too poor to pay their legal financial obligations believed they’d be allowed to vote in the upcoming elections after a federal court found the state could not block them from registering to vote. But a federal appellate court has put that ruling on hold, once again blocking them from at least the August primary. “It throws the rights of hundreds of thousands of Floridians into flux and chaos surrounding election rights is never a good thing,” Mark Gaber, an attorney with the Campaign Legal Center, which is representing plaintiffs in the case, said.

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