Florida Voters Pass 11 Of 12 Proposed Constitutional Amendments
Florida Voters Pass 11 Of 12 Proposed Constitutional Amendments
Florida residents to vote on felon voter rights initiative
07 November, 2018, 14:57
Floridians approved a constitutional amendment to automatically restore voting rights to people with felony convictions once they complete their sentences, a historic move expanding the right to vote to about 1.4 million people and reverses a state policy rooted in the Jim Crow South. But some activists criticized the amendment for excluding individuals convicted of murder or sex crimes. Prior to the vote, some 1.5 million Floridians, roughly 9.2% of voting-age residents, have completed their sentences without being able to vote.
"We have returned!" Desmond Meade, president of Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, told a room of overjoyed supporters, some of them teary-eyed, at an election night watch party in Orlando. "Our victory today shows that if we unify around our shared values, reaching out across parties and beyond politics as usual, we all win".
The ballot initiative for Amendment 4 to Florida's Constitution could majorly affect future elections in the swing state, which has been known for its very tight voting outcomes.
About 10 percent of Florida's population has a felony conviction, as the Intercept reported, and people of color are overrepresented in this demographic; one in five African-Americans in Florida have a felony conviction, a legacy of the war on drugs. This added to Florida's already lengthy wait list as the state now has a backlog of more than 10,000 cases.
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What's going on: The Sunshine State has been turning heads with what has been labeled by some as this year's "most bizarre" ballot initiative. "A USA district judge found Florida's current system arbitrary and unconstitutional in March, and the case is under appeal", the Pensacola News-Journal reported on Tuesday evening.
Shortly after Amendment 4 passed, Trump-aligned Republican Ron DeSantis narrowly defeated progressive Democrat Andrew Gillum in the race for Florida governor. A disproportionate share of those arrested and incarcerated in Florida are minorities, particularly African Americans. The Amendment will bring about the largest expansion in voting rights since the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prohibited racial discrimination in voting.
The burden of disenfranchisement also fell most harshly on black voters, according to the Times/Herald analysis. It also received a groundswell of grassroots support from ex-offenders and their families, who say those who paid their debt to society should be returned to full citizenship. Scott boasted in Clemency Board meetings, where he presided alongside the three state Cabinet members, that "there's absolutely no standards so we can make any decisions we want".
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And 35 Senate seats are in play, as are nearly 40 governorships and the balance of power in virtually every state legislature. It also predicts that 24 states will have Democratic governors and 26 will have Republican ones at the end of the night.
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Almost 5 percent of respondents said they were undecided, while 1.6 percent said they meant to support a libertarian candidate. Shortly after her speech , Winfrey posted videos on Instagram of herself going door to door canvassing for Abrams.
One in 4 Americans lives in the 125 congressional districts where no party is widely seen having a lock on Tuesday's vote. Republicans are expected to keep their majority in the Senate and forecast to gain one seat in the upper chamber.
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This option might also be available for Americans living in other countries, though not all of those will be eligible to vote. Not sure of your polling location? "We're open from 7 [a.m.] to 7 [p.m.] Please exercise your right to vote".
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