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In Florida, 87,000 Formerly Incarcerated People Have Registered to Vote

‘When they walk into that booth, they have just as much power as the richest person in the United States.’

Two years ago, Floridians approved Amendment 4 to restore voting rights to most state residents who had previously served time for felony convictions. And although Republicans in the state tried very hard to undo that progress by requiring returning citizens to pay off outstanding court fines and fees before they could vote, thousands…

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