CRIST DENIES RIGHT TO VOTE TO HUNDREDS OF FLORIDIANS by Roxanne Escobales11/02/06
While Charlie CristÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s campaign produced doubts about whether Jim Davis voted in the controversial 2000 presidential election, the Davis campaign shot back with questions about CristÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s role in denying people the right to vote.
Today DavisÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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. .
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.
On the issue of the other missed vote Ã¢â‚¬â€œ that of Jim DavisÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s during the 2000 presidential election when Davis himself ran for the US Senate, Jones says itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s unlikely.
The Charlie Crist campaign did not return WMNFÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s phone calls.