LeBron James joined businessman Michael Bloomberg and other celebrities in helping to cover around $27 million in court fines and fees for Florida felons so they could vote in Tuesday's United States presidential election.
Nearly 13,000 felons could now be eligible to vote after having their lingering fines and fees paid off by the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, according to Lawrence Mower and Langston Taylor of the Tampa Bay Times. This includes felons in four of Florida's largest counties - Hillsborough, Pinellas, Palm Beach, and Polk.
James' voting rights group, More Than A Vote, announced in July that it planned to donate $100,000 to the coalition. NBA legend Michael Jordan was also among those who made a large donation to the effort.