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Wed Nov 29, 2017, 07:13 PM

Fla-Voting restoration amendment has 900,000 signatures

I am active with the ACLU's Let People Vote program. One of the projects for this project is to get enough signatures to put a restoration of voing rights for ex-felons on the ballot in Florida. Florida has one of the most restrictive laws on voting rights.

This news made me smile http://floridapolitics.com/archives/250580-voting-restoration-amendment

The main backer of a proposed constitutional amendment that would automatically restore some felons’ voting rights after they complete their sentences told Florida Politics his effort now has collected over 900,000 signatures.

“Knowing that we set the goal of collecting 1 million, the fact that we are less than 100,000 petitions away from our goal is an amazing attestation to the growing energy, excitement, and support around second chances,” said Desmond Meade, chair of Floridians for Fair Democracy and president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, in a Tuesday email.

The Florida Division of Elections website showed as of the end of Tuesday that the citizen ballot initiative, known as “The Voting Restoration Amendment,” has 442,969 verified signatures.

Initiatives need 766,200 valid signatures for ballot placement. Signatures must be spread across Florida’s 27 congressional districts, with the total number due pegged to voter turnout in the most recent presidential election.

The combination of refugees from Puerto Rico and the restoration of the right of ex-felons to vote will make Florida blue for 2020

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Wed Nov 29, 2017, 07:21 PM

1. I was just talking to my wife about the influx of Puerto Rican voters

Can't wait to be Deep Blue.

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