Judges Targeted for Disqualification in Felons Voting Rights Case

The News Service of Florida

Campaign Legal Center Vice President Paul Smith called Thursday’s ruling “deeply disappointing.” “Florida’s voters spoke loud and clear when nearly two-thirds of them supported rights restoration at the ballot box in 2018. The Supreme Court stood by as the Eleventh Circuit prevented hundreds of thousands of otherwise eligible voters from participating in Florida’s primary election simply because they can’t afford to pay fines and fees,” Smith, whose organization represents some of the plaintiffs, said in a prepared statement.

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