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August 5, 2017
The proposed felon voting rights restoration amendment would automatically restore voting rights to convicted felons upon completion of their sentences. The only exceptions would be for people convicted of murder and sexual felonies. All other felons, according to the amendment’s proponents, deserve a “second chance.” Of course, there’s a long list of horrible, violent crimes...
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The proposed felon voting rights restoration amendment would immediately and automatically restore voting rights to convicted felons upon completion of their sentences. But we know from the data maintained by the Florida Department of Corrections that the recidivism rate in Florida is approximately 25% to 33%. That is, one quarter to one third of felons...
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The Detroit News reports that half of that city’s eight declared mayoral candidates are convicted felons. According to the news account, “Three were charged with gun crimes and two for assault with intent to commit murder.” That fact alone is remarkable, but what’s more telling for Floridians the utterly blasé response of people in Detroit....
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According to Judicial Watch, 11 counties in California had substantially more registered voters than residents of legal voting age at the time of the 2016 election. In San Diego County, registered voters were 138% of the voting age residents. In Los Angeles County, election officials say the difference may be as much as 144%. Judicial...
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