Purging Voter Rolls in Florida

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In the 19th Century, revoking the civil rights of felons was a device for keeping black voters away from the polls. Now, it's performing a similar function. Florida's voting rolls are being purged of both non-citizens and felons. Of the 7000 newly convicted felons, a disproportionate number are African Americans and Democrats. That's according to Steve Bousquet in today's Tampa Bay Times.

Credits

Guest:
Steve Bousquet - Tampa Bay Times - @stevebousquet

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Lata Pandya, Christian Bordal