As reported by Axios and other sources, failed Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has raised over $16 million to help convicted felons in Florida register to vote. The monetary obligations for 32,000 felons have already been paid.
“The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and no American should be denied that right,” a Bloomberg spokesperson said. “Working together with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), we are determined to end disenfranchisement and the discrimination that has always driven it.” (FRRC describes itself as a grassroots outfit run by and for “returning citizens” — a euphemism for ex-cons.)
But legal analyst J. Christian Adams argued as a guest on “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News Channel that Bloomberg’s actions may be in violation of federal, and possibly, state law by buying votes from felons.
In a video clip from the show, Adams explains that even though a 2018 state law reinstates voting rights for felons provided they pay all fines, fees and restitution owed to the government, “it might be breaking federal law. Federal law makes it a crime to pay for or offer to pay for — receive — money for voting. … So Bloomberg might be putting these people in jeopardy of federal prosecution.”
The felons are supposed to pay.
It is part of their punishment and restitution to their victims &/or the state.
A 3rd party paying the fine actually thwarts the felon’s finishing taking care of his crime’s punishment.
These felons should remain felons until THEY pay their own fines.
And Bloomberg’s money should go to help the state’s bottom line in whatever area the state sees fit. (In lieu of Bloomberg being held liable for further punishment for his acts.)
Democrats HATE the law. They HATE the Constitution. Nothing stands in the way of their voter fraud and election stealing.
Bloomberg should be in jail, next to Soros.