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'A poll tax by any other name': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hillary Clinton, and Kamala Harris slam a Florida bill that would force ex-felons to pay fees before voting

Posted On: Mar 20, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

'A poll tax by any other name': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hillary Clinton, and Kamala Harris slam a Florida bill that would force ex-felons to pay fees before voting

Progressives are voicing outrage over a bill being pushed by the Republican-dominated Florida state legislature to limit the number of former felons who can vote.
The GOP-sponsored bill would require former felons to pay all of their court fees and fines before they're re-enfranchised.
Critics, including Hillary Clinton and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, say the measure is equivalent to an unconstitutional poll tax.
Progressives are voicing outrage over a bill being pushed by the Republican-controlled Florida state legislature to limit the number of former felons who can vote, even after the vast majority of Floridians approved the re-enfranchisement of most ex-felons last year.
The GOP bill would require former felons to pay all of their court fees and fines to the state before they're able to register to vote.
Critics say the bill both undermines the will of Florida's voters, who overwhelming support re-enfranchisement, and discriminates against former felons based on their access to financial...

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