Opinion: Lewis would have stood against paying for votes

Northwest Iowa

Mark Gaber, director of litigation for the Campaign Legal Center, which represents some of the felons in the Florida case, is optimistic the judge’s decision will stand after all of the appeals. Graber told the Tampa Bay Times, “This is like a bedrock principle of constitutional law that you can’t hinge someone’s rights on whether they have the money in their pocketbook. So, at the end of the day, the court will see that.” The arguments used to defend Florida’s system for reinstating felons’ right to vote sound very similar to the arguments used in Iowa.

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