Tallahassee, F.L. – A federal judge has not ruled that a law in Florida requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional. On Sunday, US district court Judge Robert Hinkle mandated that a 2016 ballot measure approved by voters must carry forward and restore the voting rights of convicted felons who have completed their sentence.
The Republican-led state legislator stipulated that all felons must pay their fines and legal fees as part of their sentence completion, and to regain the right to vote. During his ruling, Judge Hinkle stated that “he expected Republican Governor Ron DeSantis to launch an appeal.
According to the Associated Press, the judge called the Florida rules a “pay to vote” system that is unconstitutional when applied to felons “who are otherwise eligible to vote but are genuinely unable to pay the required amount.”
This federal ruling is a huge win for Democrats, who see this as a measure to ensure more votes in their favor for the upcoming 2020 United States presidential election. According to preliminary reports, as many as 775,000 felons financially unable to pay their fines will have their rights restored.
Disaster for Republicans
So, how does the effect the 2020 election map of Florida? Many of those restored felons are African Americans and statistically more likely to vote for the Democratic party. This move and ruling are both racially and politically motivated, perpetrated by the Left to ensure victory against Trump in November.
Currently, there are five lawsuits filed by advocates of disenfranchised felons, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Brennan Center, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The DNC is quite scared of another four years under Donald Trump; that much is evident. From newly engineered mail-in voting measures to allowing debt-ridden, convicted felons to cast votes, the liberals will stop at nothing from stealing another election.
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