Is that whoosh of dollars cascading out of the A.T.M. the sound of redemption? Could be.
Michael Bloomberg seems to be making amends for his pharaonic $900 million failed presidential bid. (In the end, he earned 59 delegates and spent about $15 million for each.) He has pledged $100 million to Biden’s Florida campaign—and helped pay the court fines of released convicts effectively disenfranchised by a Trump-leaning appeals court in the state. The judges ruled that even though they served their debt to society, former felons have to pay court fees and fines before they can vote: a pink-flamingo poll tax.