Do you trust Gov. Rick Scott to restore voting rights to ex-felons?

The Opinion Zone

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who recently dropped his federal voter-purge lawsuit, can remove all doubt by eliminating the need for a constitutional amendment to automatically restore the voting rights of former felons who have served their time..(AP Photo/Tampa Bay Times, Scott Keeler) Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who recently dropped his federal voter-purge lawsuit, can remove all doubt by eliminating the need for a constitutional amendment to automatically restore the voting rights of former felons who have served their time..(AP Photo/Tampa Bay Times, Scott Keeler)

Gov. Rick Scott would like Floridians to forget that he was for voter suppression and believe he now is against it. He can remove all doubt by eliminating the need for a constitutional amendment to automatically restore the voting rights of former felons who have served their time.

In dropping his federal voter-purge lawsuit recently, the governor deserves credit for recognizing the reality of his bankrupt position, if not the cost to taxpayers. He was appealing last April’s 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that his administration illegally tried to purge alleged noncitizens from the voter rolls. The court specifically cited a federal law prohibiting a political…

View original post 236 more words

Advertisements
Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s