Today Gov. Ron DeSantis appealed a federal judges injunction in a lawsuit over Amendment 4, which restored the right to register to vote to felons earlier this year.
17 felons sued the state this year after DeSantis signed into law a bill requiring felons pay back all court fees, fines and restitution before being allowed to vote. The judges induction required election supervisors to not remove the felons from the voter rolls.
In some cases, those effected could not even be told how much they owed by the clerk. Others did not have the means to pay the restitutions and court costs.
In a statement, DeSantis’ spokeswoman Helen Ferré accused the 17 plaintiffs of “attempting to use the court process to re-write the scope and original intent of the amendment.”