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Leah Aden Weighs In on Felon Disfranchisement in Florida

Monday, March 7, 2016

Did you know that  approximately one-and-a-half million Floridians with felony convictions can not vote.

Why Is It Still So Hard for Ex-Cons to Vote in Florida?

"Florida is one of the states with the harshest felon disenfranchisement laws," says Leah Aden, assistant counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. "Absent federal legislation or courts striking down these laws under the Voting Rights Act, ballot initiatives, state legislatures, and gubernatorial executive orders have been the only avenues for restoration of felons' rights."

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