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Intersection: Florida Told To Fix System Of Voter Rights Restoration


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Florida's executive clemency board (L to R: Attorney General Pam Bondi; Governor Rick Scott; Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam; Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater.) Photo: Renata Sago, WMFE.

Florida's executive clemency board (L to R: Attorney General Pam Bondi; Governor Rick Scott; Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam; Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater.) Photo: Renata Sago, WMFE.

A US District Judge has ordered Florida to fix its system of restoring voting rights to former felons.

Mark Walker gave the state a deadline of April 26th to comply, after ruling on a lawsuit brought by the Fair Elections Legal network.

Michelle Kanter Cohen, counsel with the Fair Elections Legal Network, joins intersection to explain what the ruling means for former felons who are trying to get their voting rights restored.


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About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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