In last-minute push, DeSantis administration urges Florida election officials to remove felons who owe fines from voting rolls
Continuing the partisan struggle following the passage of Amendment 4 by Florida voters in 2018, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’ administration sent guidance to local officials urging them to remove former felons from the voter rolls if they still owe court costs or fees. The guidance comes just two weeks before Election Day, and without a streamlined way for affected voters to determine if and how much they owe. Visit the Washington Post to learn more.
Expansion of vote-by-mail because of the COVID-19 epidemic has led to a massive increase in early voting in 2020 over 2016. Democrats in particular are taking advantage of the opportunity to vote before November 3rd, according to states that provide a partisan breakdown of early ballots. Republicans, on the other hand, are much more likely to tell pollsters that they’ll be voting in person on Election Day. Visit the Washington Post to learn more. Image credit: Paul Sableman via CC BY 2.0