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 proposed limiting the scope of what’s known in Florida as Amendment 4 — and Democrats lashed out with accusations of voter suppression.

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