TITUSVILLE, Florida – The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition political group paid just over $550,000 in fees, fines, and restitution to give Brevard County felons the right to vote in the 2020 Presidential General Election.
The group presented a symbolic check in front of the Brevard County Historical Courthouse in Titusville, Florida, on October 1st, 2020.
Today, Brevard County Clerk of Court Scott Ellis confirmed that the payments totalling over a half million dollars were real.
“This is great for those who were owed Restitution and we may even have some payment plans paid off,” Ellis said.
“Let us hope those getting a fresh start take advantage of it.”
FRRC says that it has raised nearly $20 million in donations for the Fines and Fees program.
According to NPR, former New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg donated nearly $16 million to a fund that is paying fines and court fees of felons in Florida.
U.S. President Donald Trump described Bloomberg’s political strategy as a criminal act because Bloomberg is allegedly giving people money to vote for a political candidate.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is asking the FBI and Florida state authorities to investigate whether Bloomberg‘s payments constitute an election crime.