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Florida GOP undermines the will of voters on voting rights


After 65% of Floridians voted to restore voting rights for people with prior felony convictions in 2018, the state GOP passed a law requiring them to pay court debts before they could vote. Jesse Wegman details how burdensome and “insidious” those debts can be. Voting rights advocate Desmond Meade, who has a prior felony conviction, says it’s important to “humanize” the stories of people like him who “just want to participate in our democracy.”