The amendment restores the voting rights of ex-felons who were stripped of their voting right upon conviction.
"Florida's Democrats would stand to gain some votes by extending the franchise, but the net gain of 48,000 votes is only about one-quarter of 1 percent of the more than 15 million people of voting age in Florida", the authors wrote.
Amendment 4 restores the right to vote to convicted felons who have completed all terms of their sentences, including probation and restitution, but excludes those who are convicted of murder or sex crimes.
Previously, Florida was one of four states to withhold voting rights from felons as general practice.
Amendment 3, also known as the Voter Approval of Casino Gambling Initiative, passed with 71.5 percent of the vote, despite a late push from opposition that believes the move will only further strengthen the Seminole Tribe's stranglehold on the Florida gambling market.
Of those large numbers, African-Americans largely benefit from the measure due to the fact they numerically make up the most convicted felons in the country.
Floridians for a Fair Democracy, the organization behind the measure, said it took more than two years to get it on the ballot.
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However; adding more than a million people to the state's voter system could have broad implications in a state won by President Trump in 2016 by a razor-thin of just over 100 thousand votes.
"This amendment ensures that Florida voters shall have the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling by requiring that in order for casino gambling to be authorized under Florida law, it must be approved by Florida voters", the amendment says.
An additional 1.2 million voters could be a game-changer in a state with notoriously close races.
Essentially, based on research at Ballotpedia.org, which cites both supporters and opposition of the amendment, Florida Amendment 3 is created to take the legislation of gambling out of hands of legislators and put it into the hands of the citizens.
But the passage of this amendment to Florida's constitution will go some way to correct this situation. "Thank you for reaching Florida Rights Restoration Coalition". Other states, like Florida before Tuesday, banned them from ever voting once they had a felony conviction, even years after their full sentence had been completed. We applaud the people of Florida! Black people were five times more likely to be stripped of their voting rights than white voters in 2017.
Virginia, Iowa and Kentucky remain the only states with permanent disenfranchisement policies on the books.