B Hinchcliffe, Mullumbimby.
Voting eligibility in Florida for USA elections:
a. Have never been convicted of a felony (unless your civil rights have been restored).
b. Have never been legally judged ineligible to vote, for either mental incapacitation or crime.
If you want to find out what the US interpretation of a felony is go to Schatz/Anderson and Associates website.
A website called Libertarian News states that there are one in 12 adult Americans with a felony conviction. It works out to 20 million potential voters.
About 25 per cent of US adult African-American population has a felony, while 6.5 per cent of adult non-Afro-American voters has a felony. These figures are from 2010.
The message coming out of the Land of the Free and Brave is if you want to keep your minorities in check you just arrest them so they can’t vote.
Should we push our government to get in touch with the Human Rights Commission to have an official inquiry on potential abuse of human rights?