Friday, April 06, 2007

Felons Will Vote in Florida

And it's about damn time. Kentucky and Virginia need to get on board this train and restore a basic right to people who have paid their debt to society.

Florida has as many as 950,000 disenfranchised ex-offenders — far more than any other state — the vast majority black. Other states have repealed or scaled back similar bans in recent years, but roughly five million felons remain barred from the polls nationwide.

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