Attorneys for 17 Florida residents argue they can register to vote after they finish their prison sentence, and complete parole or probation. Not so, says the Republican governor.
Members of the Florida clan of the Trump political dynasty insist Amendment 4 backers lied to get voters to approve restoring voting rights for many former felons who complete the terms of their sentences.
Governor signs a 2019 law, which was passed in a party-line vote by the Republican-controlled state Legislature. It requires returning citizens to pay all fees, fines and restitution ordered by a judge before they can register to vote.
Governor Ron DeSantis opened the door for more election reform at an Aug. 21 Orlando press conference. That’s when he announced Florida will join the Electronic Registration Information Center.