Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a measure making the restoration of voting rights for people convicted of felonies contingent on having paid off all criminal debt.
In November, voters passed an amendment restoring the right to vote for those convicted of a felony, but new legislation could diminish its potential impact.
Bernie Sanders supports expanding the U.S franchise to people in prison. Pete Buttigieg does not. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are unsure.
Now that felons can vote in Florida, Democrats might see a boost in future elections.
In one of the most consequential mid-term measures nationwide, Florida's Amendment 4 would automatically restore voting rights to most felons who complete their sentences.
Most of the country is making it easier for former felons to vote. But in the South, the number of voters removed due to felonies has nearly doubled in the past decade, an APM Reports/Pacific Standard analysis shows.
An executive order issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo could extend voting rights to over 35,000 people.
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