(Huffington Post) Florida election officials cant block a group of nearly 20 people with felony convictions from registering to vote if they cant afford to repay their financial obligations a federal judge in Florida ruled on Friday. The ruling a preliminary injunction is a victory for voting rights groups that sued the state over a new law that required people with felony convictions to repay financial obligations before they could vote again. The court held that the right to vote cannot be denied based on a persons inability to pay fines and fees. This ruling recognizes the gravity of elected officials trying to circumvent Amendment 4 and create voting roadblocks based on wealth" said Julie Ebenstein an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who represented some of the plaintiffs.
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