Florida scraps felon list

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    This is sad. People were mistakenly disenfranchised in 2000 if they used this list. I think they did. Well, at least it won't happen again in 2004.


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    All i have to say is if There are convicted felons that get their vote to count, there had DAMN WELL BETTER BE ABSENTEE BALLOTS FROM SOLDIERS COUNTED IN THIS ELECTION!!!
     
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    Restoring the right of felons to vote is a crucial civil rights issue. Free at last, thank God almighty, we are free at last.
     
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    I assume you are writing this in jest, but I do have an honest question.

    Does a convicted felon lose their right to vote for life, or only while serving their sentence?
     
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    I think it varies from State to State, and on how serious of a felon you are - Class A, Class B or Class C.
     
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    .....But, they ARE preppin' for 2012!!!!!!!

     
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    There were accounts of Al Gore's little army of lawyers giving each other a "high-five" every time a bag of Military ballots from a ship was tossed away for a technicality without even being opened. The assumption (which was probably correct) was that Military ballots would not favor Gore. It boils down to two assumptions, #1 convicted felons most likely vote for democrats and #2 Military ballots usually support republicans.
     
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    Correct.

    Specially since 99.9% - may be more - of those "convicted" were incarcerated for crimes against the State - the US vs Joe Blow; The State of Florida vs Joe Freeman, etc.

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    In what universe should felons not be allowed to vote?

    There are a lot of people who made mistakes 10-20 years ago who haven't committed a crime since...

    If someone committed a class 4 felony (lowest class) when they were 18 be forbidden to vote when they're 30 and are living a clean moral life??

    I do agree if you're on parole you shouldn't be able to vote, but not 10-20 years later after you have completed your parole..
     

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