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on April 23, 2016 in World News

VA Gov Gives 200,000 Felons Voting Rights; ‘Move to boost Clinton’

The move, coming in a presidential election year, outraged Republicans Graham Moomaw | Richmond Times-Dispatch Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order Friday restoring the voting rights of 206,000 ex-felons, a sweeping action the governor said was aimed largely at rectifying Virginia’s “long and sad history” of suppressing African-American voting power. he move, coming in a presidential election year, outraged Republicans who accused McAuliffe of abusing his power to help longtime ally Hillary Clinton win a battleground state by putting more likely Democratic voters on the books. The governor’s order applies to all violent and nonviolent felons who had...

The move, coming in a presidential election year, outraged Republicans Graham Moomaw | Richmond Times-Dispatch Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order Friday restoring the voting rights of 206,000 ex-felons, a sweeping action the governor said was aimed largely...

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