Monday, July 05, 2004

Florida "felons" list strikes eligible voters

On Thursday, a Florida state judge ordered the Florida Division of Elections to make copies available of the list of 47,000 purported felons who are potentially ineligible to vote in November's election. The list had been sent to county elections supervisors, who are expected to determine who should be removed from the rolls.

The Miami Herald compared the Division of Elections list to Florida corrections records and reported that at least 2,119 people on the list had received clemency and had their voting rights restored.

On Friday, the civil rights group People for the American Way set up a Web site to search for names on the list. News. People For the American Way's Potential Felon Match List.

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