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Florida Supreme Court Signs Off On Effort To Restore Voting Rights To Over 1 Million People

Florida’s state Supreme Court on Thursday approved language for a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would restore voting rights to felons after they complete their sentences. More than 1.6 million Floridians can’t vote because the state strips felons of their voting rights unless they receive clemency and have their rights restored by the governor. With the state Supreme Court’s approval, activists will now have to work toward getting nearly 700,000 signatures on a petition in order to get the measure on the 2018 ballot.
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