Why can O.J. Simpson, a convicted felon, still vote in Florida? - FOX 13 News

Why can O.J. Simpson, a convicted felon, still vote in Florida?

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Despite Florida efforts to purge convicted felons from state voter rolls, O.J. Simpson has been a registered Florida voter for years.

He remains on the voter rolls in Miami Dade County, and election managers say they cannot yet remove him.

Despite international media coverage of his conviction in Nevada, election officials say they cannot take action, without proof of his conviction from the state of Nevada.

Simpson did not request an absentee ballot since his incarceration, but his status as a registered voter exposed a crack in Florida's election system.

When individuals are convicted of felonies in Florida, the information is transferred to election officials, who then remove convicted felons from voter rolls.

However, Florida election officials do not receive that information, when individuals are convicted in other states.

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