Key swing-state election lawsuits could help shape the presidential race
The biggest election law dispute in Florida this election cycle concerns the steps that former felons are required to take to regain their right to vote. At stake in the case is the franchise of nearly 800,000 would-be Floridian voters with felony records, an estimated two-thirds of whom are Black, who tend to lean Democratic. Following the ruling, the Campaign Legal Center, a voting rights advocacy group that represents the challengers, said it was considering its options, though election law experts say it’s unlikely that the Supreme Court would take the case before the fast-approaching election.
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