The 1.4 million people in the state who have been disenfranchised by that policy represent an estimated 10 percent of Florida's voting population and a quarter of the total disenfranchised population in the United States.
In the end, quite a few more than the 19 percent of voters who said they were undecided last week ended up breaking toward "yes". It was the first-ever statewide vote on this question, occurring as President Donald Trump's administration moves to weaken civil rights protections for transgender Americans.
Voters on Tuesday approved Amendment 4, which says that most felons will automatically have their voting rights restored when they complete their sentences or go on probation. "One of the most important of our lifetime", social activist Shaun King tweeted.
In all, 155 statewide initiatives were on the ballot across the country. "I think it is fair to the rest of the citizens of the state". The two remaining states are Iowa and Kentucky. When Republican Gov. Rick Scott took office in 2011, he changed the rules of the process and required people to wait five to seven years before they could begin to apply.
Of note on the supporting side of the amendment (meaning they want the citizen vote) was the Walt Disney Company - hello tourism competition - and the Seminole Tribe of Florida - hello casino competition - along with other organizations around the state. Those who committed sexual offenses or murder are excluded from having their ability to vote restored.
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O'Rourke supported various progressive initiatives, including the implementation of universal health care and looser immigration laws.
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In Florida, language stripping the vote from felons was written into the state constitution 150 years ago, during the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era, as a means to prevent African Americans from voting.
In a statement, ACLU of Florida Executive Director Howard Simon celebrated what he called "one of the largest expansions of the franchise in our nation's history" but warned that the fight was not over. Bill Nelson and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, supported Amendment 4.
Voters also agreed to pass Amendment 13, which will ban greyhound racing at state pari-mutuels by 2021.
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Conservatives in OR targeted two policies - one allowing use of state money to pay for low-income women to have abortions, the other forbidding law enforcement agencies from using state resources OR personnel to arrest people whose only crime is being in the US illegally. Colorado voters rejected a measure that could have sharply reduced oil and gas drilling, including the method known as fracking, by requiring new oil and gas wells to be farther from occupied buildings than allowed under current law.