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1 Nov 2020

Florida’s former felons exercising their right to vote for the very first time

Reporter

For former felons in Florida, this election is a milestone. Many of them are casting ballots for the very first time, after the state overwhelmingly passed Amendment 4, restoring their voting rights.

America has a long history of disenfranchisement of former felons, a population that is disproportionately Black.

This year many are making their voices heard despite further legal obstacles being put in their way.

Ayshah Tull reports.