Bloomberg pays fines for 32,000 felons in Florida so they can vote

Article publisher: 
The Hill
Article date: 
September 22, 2020
Article category: 
National News
Medium
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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has reportedly raised more than $16 million in an effort to help convicted felons in Florida register to vote. 
 
The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition estimated Bloomberg's fundraising push has already paid off monetary obligations for 32,000 felons, Axios reported....
 
Florida passed a law in 2018 reinstating voting rights for felons that dictated they could register only if they pay all fines, fees and restitution — sometimes totaling more than $1,000 — owed to the government. 
 
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Florida, last week ruled to uphold the law....
 
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

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Mike Bloomberg Is Likely Breaking Federal Law by Paying off Felon Debts for Democrat Votes , Gateway Pundit, September 22, 2020:

... former New York City Mayor and billionaire Mike Bloomberg raised $16 million to pay off the fines for 32,000 black and Hispanic Florida voters so they can vote for Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

Basketball icon Lebron James is also looking to pay convicted felons’ fines so they can vote for Joe Biden....
 
But tonight legal analyst J. Christian Adams argued that Michael Bloomberg is breaking federal and likely Florida state law by buying votes from felons.
 
Federal law makes it illegal to pay for or receive money for voting....