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General News    H3'ed 2/6/20

Voter Suppression Helps Florida GOP Maintain Power, Abrams Says

Republicans are fighting a leftward electoral shift with voter suppression, Stacey Abrams told a South Florida audience Wednesday.  

Abrams, a founder of Fair Fight Action, a voting rights organization, cited SB 7066, a 2019 Florida law that requires non-violent former felons to repay criminal justice debt imposed by a judge before they can register to vote.  SB 7066 became law months after Florida voters changed their constitution to let returning citizens register after completing all terms of a sentence, including parole and probation.

The Miami Herald article also noted that SB 7066 'included a provision that requires college campuses have a minimum amount of non-permitted parking in order to host early voting centers. Critics believe that was an attempt to curb Florida’s increasing youth vote...'

Learn more about Fair Fight at https://fairfight.com/

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At www.miamiherald.com

 

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