Saturday, July 03, 2004

Brotherly Love

Florida "felons" list strikes eligible voters
More than 2,100 Floridians who had their voting rights restored were included on a list of purported felons who are potentially ineligible to vote, a newspaper reported Friday.

Of the 2,119 people identified by the Herald, 62 percent were registered Democrats, and almost half were black. Less than 20 percent were Republicans..

In 2000 Florida's state government used a similar list to keep "felons" from voting. Fortunately this year more attention is being paid to this matter and hopefully serious mischief involving the list will be avoided. The People for the American Way have already set up a searchable database so people can check to see if they are on the list or not.


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