CRIST DENIES RIGHT TO VOTE TO HUNDREDS OF FLORIDIANS by Roxanne Escobales

11/02/06

While Charlie Crist’s campaign produced doubts about whether Jim Davis voted in the controversial 2000 presidential election, the Davis campaign shot back with questions about Crist’s role in denying people the right to vote.

Today Davis’s running mate, Daryl Jones, told reporters on a conference call that during the six years Crist has served on the clemency board, he allowed almost six hundred people to be denied to have their civil rights restored. .

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This year, a little over 49-thoudand convicted felons applied to have their civil rights restored. On those cases almost 350 cases that required a hearing before the clemency board, more than 200 were denied. Charlie Crist never objected to these denials. A disproportionate number of these cases are African Americans.

Daryl Jones

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On the issue of the other missed vote – that of Jim Davis’s during the 2000 presidential election when Davis himself ran for the US Senate, Jones says it’s unlikely.

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The Charlie Crist campaign did not return WMNF’s phone calls.

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