September 11, 2020

Florida ex-felons must pay all fines, fees to vote: court

Miami (AFP) – A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that ex-felons in Florida cannot vote until they have paid any fees or fines fees owed to the southern US state expected to play a key role in the November presidential election.The ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit could impact hundreds of thousands of potential voters in Florida, where polls have President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden neck-and-neck.Winning the swing state and its 29 Electoral College votes is seen as crucial to Trump’s hopes for reelection.In 2018, Florida voters approved an amendment to the st…


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