Florida Gov. DeSantis, Cabinet withhold pardon for voting rights activist Desmond Meade, at least for now

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Clemency Board on Wednesday declined to pardon Desmond Meade, the Orlando man who spearheaded Amendment 4, which allows felons who complete their sentences to get their voting rights back, but told him he could ask again.DeSantis said he had questions over Meade’s dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Army for stealing government property in 1990. Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, a Republican who also sits on the board as a Florida Cabinet member, said he wanted to know if Meade’s ex-wife had forgiven him after a domestic violence inc…

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