Florida judge suggests he’ll rule in favor of felons in voting rights case

Miami Herald

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle suggested Wednesday that he would rule, at least in part, in favor of the 17 felons who sued the state arguing the Legislature’s bill was unconstitutional. Gov. Ron DeSantis advocated for the bill and signed it into law last year. Hinkle’s decision could ensure thousands more vote in November’s presidential election, an uptick that could tweak Florida’s outcome. “Almost all of that money goes to fund governmental programs or grants through the Legislature,” argued Danielle Lang, co-director of voting rights and redistricting at Campaign Legal Center on Wednesday. “These are taxes.”

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