This Week in South Florida: Pierre Rutledge

For the first time last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis acknowledged other factors may have contributed to former felons illegally voting in 2020.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – For the first time last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis acknowledged other factors may have contributed to former felons illegally voting in 2020.

All who were rounded up and arrested last month are due in court this week for arraignments, as more questions bubble up about how they came to be registered in the first place.

Miami-Dade’s Black Advisory Board issued a call to action last week, having already seen a chilling effect those arrests and the public event to announce them have had on people who may even be perfectly eligible to vote.

Pierre Rutledge is chair of that board and he joined This Week in South Florida host Glenna Milberg to discuss.


About the Authors:

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."

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.