Biden visits Florida after court thwarts former felon voter access

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden returns to Florida Tuesday after learning last week he won’t benefit from a surge of former felon voters in the state.

A federal appeals court upheld a state law requiring ex-felons to pay off their legal debts before they’re eligible to register to vote, potentially disenfranchising 775,000 of an estimated 1.4 million people in the 2020 presidential race.

The decision, made 6-4 along partisan lines, essentially preserves Florida’s electorate, a state with a reputation for close contests and where President Trump won in 2016 by 115,000 votes out of 9 million ballots cast.

The 11th Circuit
Read more…

Please follow and like us: