Felon disenfranchisement dates back to Florida's first constitution in 1838; after Florida's voters approved a constitutional amendment, Governor Ron DeSantis's administration has instituted loopholes to prevent people from exercising that right and making public arrests that are likely to make many convicted Floridians think better of trying.
SOURCE: The Guardian
Fewer than 200 Mississippians in the last 25 years have successfully petitioned for the restoration of their voting rights after felony convictions.
SOURCE: Made by History at The Washington Post
by Julio Capó Jr. and Melba V. Pearson
"The result of legal maneuvering in Florida is a 21st-century version of Jim Crow, now matured into James Crow Esq. The intent — to restrict minority community access to the ballot box — is the same, but the methods of voter suppression have become more sophisticated."
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