Which connects the basket machines LeBron Jamesia, Michael Jordan, singers John Legendia, Camila Cabelloa, director Steven Spielbergiä as well as a billionaire Michael Bloombergia?

They are all concerned about the state of democracy in the United States.

And are willing to bite it by donating money to Florida ex-prisoners.

The connection is still difficult to perceive from a Nordic voting culture. Florida is one of the Libyan states in the November U.S. presidential election. By winning it, the presidential candidate will have all 29 voters behind him (elector).

Florida ranks third in shared weight with New York. Only California and Texas have more voters.

A total of 538 voter seats will be allotted in the election, meaning winning at least 270 sides will secure their election as president of the United States.

Florida, for example, settled the 2000 presidential election when George W. Bush nitisti Al Goren only 537 votes apart and rose to number one in the country with historical consequences.

Republicans have long understood that the incumbent president Donald Trump needs all possible traction to grab a four-year extension. Therefore, the Governor of Florida and Trump’s party colleague Ron DeSantis last year passed a law that deprived all ex-prisoners who still had unpaid fines or legal costs of the right to vote.

This is not a marginal group, as about 750,000 Florida residents lost the right to vote, most of whom belong to the two largest ethnic minorities (blacks and Latinos). In practice, DeSantis’ law thus meant a direct transfer of power from Democrats to Republicans.

Because of this, several citizens have assisted the Florida Rights Restoration Commission (FRRC) in its goal of rescuing ex-prisoners from voting. In practice, therefore, the FRRC has paid the arrears of fines and legal costs, which has again made customers full citizens.

“The right to vote is an integral part of our democracy and should not be deprived of any American,” Bloomberg explained.

A total of 44,000 people have participated in the FRRC campaign. In addition to individuals, many organizations also joined, including Warner Music, Levi Strauss, MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, as well as sports teams Miami Dolphins, Orlando Magic, and Miami Heat.

– We want to end this and the discrimination behind it, Bloomberg continued.

In total, the FRRC raised a $ 20 million grant pot.

– In our democracy, no American has to choose between putting food on the table or voting. With this gathering, we have created a democracy we can be proud of, the leader of the FRRC Desmond Meade rejoiced.