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Florida Republicans Create A Poll Tax To Keep People From Voting

After a vast majority of Florida voters passed an amendment this past November giving former felons their right to vote back, Florida Republicans went into hyperdrive to prevent these men and women from getting their rights back. They’ve now instituted what amounts to a modern-day poll tax to prevent 1.4 million new voters from going to the polls.

 

Citizens overwhelming voted for Amendment 4 to restore the right of convicted felons the right to vote. Florida Republicans response was to thwart the “will of the people” by passing SB7066, a poll tax law that restricts Amendment 4, ignoring the will of over 5 million Floridians who voted for Amendment 4 and puts a price tag on the right to vote for hundreds of thousands of people.

Florida Republicans passing a law to thwart the will of the people is another example of how Republicans are Anti-democratic Fascist Banana Republic Authoritarians

 

‘Moral Imperative’: John Legend On Fight To Stop Modern-Day Poll Tax In Florida

John Legend on push to restore voting rights in Florida: “We’re going to literally pay off some of these fees and fines and free the vote for thousands more people. We believe this is a moral imperative to include as many people as possible in our democracy.” Aired on 09/23/2020.

 

Florida AG calls for criminal inquiry into Bloomberg’s $16M felon voter donation

TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s Republican attorney general on Wednesday urged the FBI and state authorities to investigate former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s pledge to spend $16 million helping convicted felons regain their voting rights in the nation’s largest swing state. The attorney general, Ashley Moody, said in a letter to top law enforcement officials that she was asked by Gov.

Seems to me that if Michael Bloomberg wants to help convicted felons restore their right to vote there should be nothing wrong with it.  Also seems the REAL reason Florida Republicans want to go after Michael Bloomberg for helping felons restore their right to vote is because it nullifies Republicans efforts to obstruct thousands of people from voting who aren’t likely to vote for THEM.

 

Republicans don’t believe in Democracy… to them, is about winning and maintaining power at all costs. This is why Putin helped Trump and Republicans get elected in 2016… because Republicans authoritarian policies and tactics aligns well with dictators like Putin.

 

Former FL GOP chair says ‘right-wing crazies’ want to suppress black vote

Former Florida Republican Party Chair Jim Greer testified in a lawsuit filed against his former party that “whack-a-do, right-wing crazies” wanted to suppress the black vote through Voter ID and tactics like current state Gov. Rick Scott’s efforts to purge voter rolls.

Jim Greer, stated “I sat in on many meetings where it was discussed how to make sure what happened in 2008, when Obama brought out the college-aged voters, the minority voters, never happened again”.

 

91-Year-Old Decorated WWII Veteran Targeted By Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Voter Purge

Florida Republicans took voter suppression to brazen extremes. After the 2010 election, Republican Gov. Rick Scott instructed Secretary of State Ken Browning to compile a massive database of alleged “non-citizen” voters.  This resulted in a 91-year-old World War II veteran who won a Bronze star being told by the state of Florida to prove he is a citizen or be removed from voter roll.

 

A Tea Partier admits on tape, Republicans don’t want people to vote who isn’t likely to vote for them

 

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