Convicted felons remain on voter rolls

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A local Florida newspaper has uncovered that more than 30,000 Florida felons who by law should have been stripped of their right to vote, remain registered to cast
ballots in this presidential battleground state.

The Sun Sentinel discovered that at least 4,900 felons turned out in past elections, with another 5, 600 still in prison.

Of the felons who registered with a party, Democrats out number Republicans more than two to one.

Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning told the newspaper that his staff has failed to remove thousands of ineligible felons because of a shortage of workers and a crush of new voter registrations.

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