27 July 2004

[Jeb] Bush takes back good move on voting

July 27, 2004

We were premature in praising Gov. Jeb Bush for taking the high road in the matter of restoring voting rights for felons who have served their sentences and been released from prison.

No doubt it's our fault for underestimating the politics involved. And for thinking that the embarrassing hash the state had made of its efforts to purge the rolls of ineligible voters had shamed the governor into seeking a good-faith fix.

Now it looks as if the governor simply sees political benefit in keeping people off the voting rolls.


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