Can Felons Afford to Vote?

More than 1 million felons in Florida would have their voting rights restored thanks to Amendment 4, as long as they completed “all terms of sentence including parole or probation,” according to the amendment. But some lawmakers in Tallahassee have proposed bills to define a sentence far beyond time served behind bars. (Read more in Sun)

Viewpoint: The Mueller Report

  Teresa Jenkins, Vice Chair, Charlotte County Democratic Party The president has not been exonerated. There was no collusion but plenty of corruption as evidenced by the number of deviants close to the president who now face jail time. The Mueller report showed us how a demagogue can degrade key norms, which fall just short…

Florida agreed to let felons vote. Now Republicans are trying to limit who is eligible.

When an overwhelming majority of Floridians voted in November to restore voting rights for as many as 1.4 million felons, liberals and conservatives alike celebrated the largest expansion of voting eligibility in the country since the elimination of poll taxes and literacy tests in the 1960s. The bipartisan cheering waned this month when Republican state lawmakers…

Young Parkland voters’ ballots were rejected at much higher rate than state average

About 1 in 7 mail-in ballots submitted by college-age voters in Parkland were rejected or failed to arrive in time to be counted, according to an analysis. The findings are adding to questions about the reliability and fairness of the Florida electoral system, including its ballot signature requirement that became a flashpoint in the November recount between…

BREAKING: Mueller report sent to attorney general, signaling his Russia investigation has ended

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has submitted a confidential report to Attorney General William P. Barr, marking the end of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump, a Justice Department spokeswoman said. The Justice Department notified Congress late Friday that it had received Mueller’s…

Florida Democratic Party Announces $2 Million Voter Registration Program

FDP Commits to Registering 200,000 Voters by 2020 Primary   Fort Lauderdale, Fl. – The Florida Democratic Party announced Wednesday it is making a $2 Million investment in Voter Registration ahead of the 2020 Elections. With the investment, the party is committing to registering 200,000 voters before the 2020 Presidential primary. “This investment is monumental…

Legislative Highlights Week of March 11, 2019

From Your Charlotte County Democratic Party’s Legislative Liaison Committee   Education • SB 7030/HB 7075 School Choice (General Bill by Senate Education Committee/Rep. Jennifer Sullivan) Passage of this bill will greatly expand school vouchers and directs general revenue dollars to private and religious schools reducing general revenue for public schools. It is unconstitutional. We oppose…