Fox spreads misinformation on felon’s voting rights

By David Edwards
Monday, October 13, 2008 7:58 EDT
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Fox’s Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade warned that there were thousands of felons in Florida that are illegally registered to vote. The Fox hosts failed to inform their viewer that it is legal for most felons to vote in Florida.

Doocy said, “The way the law states once you are convicted of a felony in some cases in many states you cannot vote. [Florida] is one of them.”

In April 2007, Florida approved new procedures that make it legal for 80% of felons to regain their right to vote.

This video is from Fox’s Fox & Friends, broadcast October 13, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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