Floridians with felony convictions are now beginning to register to vote after the state restored voting rights to 1.5 million felons
Despite record voter turnout, 6 million Americans were unable to vote in the 2018 midterm elections because of a previous felony conviction.
In Florida, which had one of the strictest laws in the country, one in 10 voting-age adults and almost one in four African-American adults were barred from voting for life because of a previous felony conviction.
Florida voters passed a referendum, Amendment 4, which added an amendment to Florida's constitution automatically restoring voting and civil...
● Congress: As promised, now that they're back in the majority, House Democrats unveiled a massive package of voting rights reforms on Friday that they've dubbed the "For the People Act" and given the symbolically important designation of "H.R. 1." Chief among these efforts to preserve and strength American democracy are provisions to secure the right to vote, reform campaign finance laws, and change the way the election system itself works.
There is, however,...
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