Florida: “Gov. Scott appeals judge’s ruling on voting rights for felons”

Tampa Bay Times:

Gov. Rick Scott is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that he must come up with a new way to restore voting rights to felons.

“People elected by Floridians should determine Florida’s clemency rules for convicted criminals, not federal judges,” Scott spokesman John Tupps said in a statement. “This process has been in place for decades and is outlined in the both the U.S. and Florida Constitutions.”

Scott and his fellow Cabinet members were given an April 26 deadline to figure out a better way for felons who have completed their sentences to be allowed to vote.


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