In what could be an election-shifting development, with just six weeks to go before election day, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is apparently trying to tip Florida into the win column for Joe Biden by paying off the fines, fees and restitution owed by tens of thousands of felons in Florida so that they can vote.
“The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition estimated Bloomberg’s fundraising push has already paid off monetary obligations for 32,000 felons.”
“‘The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and no American should be denied that right,’ a Bloomberg spokesperson told Axios. ‘Working together with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, we are determined to end disenfranchisement and the discrimination that has always driven it.'”
“Bloomberg, who ran in the Democratic primary for president, has endorsed the party’s nominee, Joe Biden, and has donated at least $100 million to the former vice president’s campaign to defeat President Trump.”
What do you think? Should Bloomberg, or anyone else, be able to step in and pay a felon’s fines so that the felon can vote? Or, should the felon have to personally pay the fine as part of their debt to society?
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