Their effort’s to suppress voters in their state by imposing a ‘poll tax’ seems to have a go around by Bloomberg….
THAT has Republican lawmakers in Florida taking about trying arrest the multbillionaire….
Florida’s attorney general is requesting that the FBI and state law enforcement probe billionaire Michael Bloomberg for paying the outstanding fines and fees of 32,000 convicted felons in Florida so they could regain their right to vote ahead of the November election.
In a letter to the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement dated Wednesday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody wrote that she had looked into the billionaire former NYC mayor’s fundraising and personal donation to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition at the request of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The Sunshine State’s top law enforcement officer wrote that, “After preliminarily reviewing this limited public information and law, it appears further investigation is warranted. Accordingly, I request that your agencies further investigate this matter and take appropriate steps as merited.”
On Tuesday, it was reported that the former presidential candidate had raised over $16 million for, and donated $5 million to, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.
Bloomberg’s push would benefit ex-cons as part of a 2018 state constitutional amendment allowing felons who have served their time to regain their right to vote….
A memo from the Bloomberg team, obtained Tuesday by the newspaper, explained that the billionaire businessman saw the effort as “a more cost-effective way of adding votes to the Democratic column than investing money to persuade voters who already have the right to vote.”