Struggling to vote after being accused of a crime
Gilbert Hernández is one of 1.5 million Floridians that have lost their right to vote due to felony convictions.
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Gilbert Hernández is among the 1.5 million Floridians who have lost the right to vote due to felony convictions. Across the nation, 6.1 million convicted felons cannot vote, according to The Sentencing Project. About 30 years ago, Hernández was accused of a crime. Even after paying his dues and having his criminal record expunged, his right to vote wasn't restored. “My life has been hell since they took away my civil rights," Hernández says. Now he has the chance to regain his right to vote by asking for clemency before the Florida Governor.