A well-known billionaire is in potential legal crosshairs after raising funds to assist felons in having their voting rights restored by paying their court fees, fines, and/or restitution. The billionaire’s decision came shortly after the governor of Florida was successful in having the courts uphold the decision not to allow felons to vote until these various fees are taken care of, earlier this month.
The Florida attorney general is now asking state as well as federal law enforcement to take a closer look to see whether the billionaire may have violated election laws over his actions. Should the request turn into an investigation, it could lead to a pre-election legal battle just before the election. Florida is considered a major swing state.
The billionaire has raised millions of dollars to assist felons and interestingly, he was once a former Democratic presidential candidate himself.
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