Bloomberg made a wholesale purchase of Democratic votes in Florida for $ 16 million
Michael Bloomberg, in partnership with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, was able to buy 32,000 convicted felons voters at $ 500 each. According to official information, this initiative was able to raise just over $ 16 million to pay off the debts of criminals.
First of all, the anonymity of voting fully protects people who will vote for the “benefactors” who have restored the right to vote to criminals free of charge.
Second, even Florida's 11th U.S. The Circuit Court of Appeals endorsed such an initiative, failing to recognize it as a genuine vote-buying.
"The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and no American should be denied that right," a Bloomberg spokesperson told Axios. "Working together with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, we are determined to end disenfranchisement and the discrimination that has always driven it."
Michael Bloomberg himself previously was run as a candidate for the US presidency but did not find support from the Americans. After being withdrawn from the race, he donated over $ 100 million to the Democratic Party.
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