Ex-prisoners sue over Republican bid to restrict voting rights

Critics say Florida law that requires former felons to clear financial hurdles before they can vote is unconstitutional

A group of former prisoners in Florida are suing over what they call an attempt by Republicans to restrict democracy and undo a historic initiative restoring the right to vote to 1.4m previously incarcerated felons.

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