Floridians voted Tuesday evening to restore the right to vote to some 1.4 million ex-felons in the state. "We are just ready to go forth and see greater things take place in the state of Florida".
Iowa, Kentucky and Virginia joined Florida in felony disenfranchisement, which dates back to the Reconstruction Era when many politicians sought ways to prevent African Americans from voting after the 15th Amendment was ratified in 1870. However, the state constitution will now be amended to automatically restore the voting rights of those people - excluding those convicted of murder or a felony sexual offense. The governor then needed to personally approve their petition to have their rights restored. It faced little organized opposition.
Get unlimited digital access to our website for only $0.99 for the first month. The gubernatorial and Senate contests are still too close to call.
Florida was among a minority of states that required additional waiting time or extra steps for felons to regain their voting rights. Most were drafted by state legislatures, but 64 resulted from citizen-initiated campaigns, including numerous most eye-catching proposals.
Both Democratic opponents, incumbent Democratic Sen. With Democrats Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson locked in toss-up races for governor and USA senator respectively, the passage of Amendment 4 is notable as an outlier that could boost the Democratic Party's chances in 2020 and beyond.
Essentially, based on research at Ballotpedia.org, which cites both supporters and opposition of the amendment, Florida Amendment 3 is created to take the legislation of gambling out of hands of legislators and put it into the hands of the citizens.
Florida is one of four states that doesn't automatically restore voting rights.
Under the current process, felons must appeal to the state clemency board for a hearing. According to a 2016 report from the Sentencing Project, the state of Florida is responsible for 27 percent of the nation's disenfranchised population, and 48 percent of the nation's disenfranchised convicted ex-felon population.
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Most of the details remain under wraps and it's unclear whether original stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will return. Variety reports the two-hour film, now called Greenbriar , will begin filming this month .
We don't know what the votes are, but we do have some insight into the turnout. "I am dropping by to vote", Holloway said . More than 4.8 million Texans - almost 40 percent of registered voters in the state's largest 30 counties - voted early.
That's also what the statistics say, as the Seahawks rank 18th in the National Football League with 21 sacks this season. Seattle played the second half without starting strong safety Bradley McDougald due to a knee injury. "It was tough.
Tonight, pay attention to whether there's a substantial uptick in the Republican or Democratic preference for any group. Tuesday's results will be colored by the dramatically different landscapes in the fight for the House and Senate.
After an intensive search, the students were released and returned to the school with their driver at 9:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. In the video, the kidnappers force several of the young male students to give their names and the names of their parents.
She could be joined by 36-year-old Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, a Muslim woman who is expected to also win her race on Tuesday night. Like Omar, Tlaib championed progressive policies, including a Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage and immigration reform.
During his prime-time Fox show, Hannity played the role of cheerleader from the side as the crowd waited for Trump's appearance. It was an extraordinary scene after the news network had worked Monday to establish distance between Hannity and the campaign .
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