Friday, April 22, 2016

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to Felons - The New York Times

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to Felons - The New York Times:



 "WASHINGTON — Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia used his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing his Republican-run Legislature. The action overturns a Civil War-era provision in the state’s Constitution aimed, he said, at disenfranchising African-Americans."



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