The left is very happy about this because it is a direct effort to swing the state. People who are convicted felons tend to vote Democrat. This same tactic was used in Virginia last year.
The Daily Caller reports:
Swing State Florida Could Add More Than One Million Felons To Voting Rolls
More than one million convicted felons in the swing state of Florida could receive the right to vote if a ballot measure amending Florida’s constitution passes this November.
A petition in support of the measure recently surpassed the 766,200 signatures needed to get it on the ballot. If passed, the measure would restore “the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation.” It would not apply to those convicted of murder or sexual offenses.
If passed, the ballot measure could have a significant impact on election outcomes in the state.
President Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Florida by 112,911 votes in the 2016 election. That’s less than one tenth of the number of felons who would rejoin voting rolls if the measure passes.
Democrats don’t moderate their positions or change their policies. They just come up with schemes to get more votes. That’s what this is really about.