Florida Gov. DeSantis defends decision to appeal ruling on felon voting law, cites victims' needs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis defended his decision to appeal a federal judge’s ruling over Florida’s felon voting law, saying that felons should be required to pay back all restitution to victims before voting, even if they can’t afford to do so.“If somebody gets robbed, they have a right to have restitution paid to them,” he said during a Friday news conference in Miami. “We hardly ever talk about victims anymore in this country. There are people that are victimized by violent crimes in particular who I think we need to be standing up for.”Amendment 4, passed by Florida voters in 201...


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