Voting and Violent Felons
The University of Florida Public Debate Team hosted their first debate of the semester on January 30th! There is currently a bill in the Florida Legislature that would automatically grant non-violent felons the right to vote after they are released from prison, if it is passed. This debate took this discussion one step further and examines whether violent felons should have their voting rights restored as well. The resolution was be the following: The Florida Legislature should only restore the voting rights of nonviolent felons, not violent felons.
The affirmative won on a 4-1!