Josh Bernstein (R): ‘I Want to Make it Harder for People to Vote’

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/josh-bernstein-i-want-to-make-it-harder-for-people-to-vote/

-Right Wing Watch; 3/19/2019

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Florida committee approves bill requiring felons to pay court fees before voting

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/434746-florida-house-committee-approves-bill-requiring-felons-to-pay-all-court

-The Hill; 3/19/2019


Florida Gave Former Felons the Right to Vote. Legislators Want Them to Pay First.

They’re considering a bill that some critics liken to a modern-day poll tax.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/03/florida-lawmakers-weaken-amendment-four-felon-voting-rights/

-Mother Jones; 3/19/2019

Kentucky is disenfranchising black voters at a higher rate than any other state in the country

Kentucky is one of three states that currently has a lifetime ban keeping people with felony convictions — also known as returning citizens — from voting, and the report found that the state ranks third in the United States in rate of disenfranchisement. Currently, more than 312,000 people in Kentucky are currently without ballot access, or one out of every 11 adults.

https://thinkprogress.org/kentucky-voting-rights-report-f5a9bb685f11/

-Think Progress; 1/29/2019