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US election 2020: ‘It simply makes me really feel like a no one’

Davion Hampton from Florida wants to vote in this US election. But he can’t.

Former prisoners like him had their voting rights restored in 2018, when Florida voters passed Amendment Four.

But Republican lawmakers decided that a jail sentence was only complete when all prison fines and fees had been paid.

Eight years after leaving prison for a drugs offence, Davion still owes more than $50,000.

While state officials feel it’s part of his punishment, campaigners believe thousands like Davion are being denied a say in what could be a pivotal state in the US election.

Video by Shrai Popat

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