The state is one of three that permanently denies voting rights to people with past felony convictions unless they receive clemency from the state government. This amendment is needed to move Florida more to the mainstream.
An initial look at laws introduced in state legislatures makes it clear that the fight continues against voter suppression across the country. But many states are looking to expand access to the polls and make a more inclusive democracy.
The League of Women Voters of Texas and Texas State Conference of the NAACP were pleased to learn on that the Trump administration decided to dissolve the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
Both a previous panel and the full Fifth Circuit bench have already declared that the law, originally passed in 2011, had the effect of discriminating against African American and Latino voters in the state.