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State Senate yet to vote to restore felon voter rights in Florida

Posted at 10:54 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 22:54:47-04

The State House has passed legislation to restore voting rights to Floridians who've served sentences for felony convictions.

The State Senate has yet to vote on it. Voting rights advocates say the legislation isn't even needed since a majority of Floridians just voted in November for those who've served their sentences to have their voting rights restored.

There's also controversy over what the Republican-dominated legislature is trying to do with the bill demanding potential voters pay all fines and restitution before they get their voting rights restored.

Voting rights advocates say that amounts to a poll tax.

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