This Week in South Florida: Neil Volz

When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the first arrests of the new office of elections crimes and security, it turned out to be 20 felons arrested for voting illegally.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the first arrests of the new office of elections crimes and security, it turned out to be 20 felons arrested for voting illegally.

All had committed murder or sex crimes, the kind of crimes that excluded them from regaining voting rights under the 2018 voter restoration amendment.

So how could they have voted in the first place?

Neil Volz is Deputy Director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, the group behind the passage of Amendment 4.

He joined This Week in South Florida hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney to discuss, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.

ADDITIONAL LINKS

Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Bail Fund: https://bail.floridarrc.com/donate?src=fb

Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Legal Fund: https://ldf.floridarrc.com/donate?src=fb


About the Authors:

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter. 

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."