Virginia General Assembly

Virginia governor strikes a blow for civil rights in allowing ex-felons to vote

Virginia governor strikes a blow for civil rights in allowing ex-felons to vote

To the editor: Criticizing Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's motivation for restoring voting rights to 200,000 ex-felons as political and cynical is completely off base and reveals ignorance about Virginia's election system. ("Restoring voting rights to Virginia ex-felons is a welcome move – but for a whiff of partisan politics," editorial, April 26)

Virginia holds state elections in odd years. If McAuliffe was acting out of partisanship instead of principle, he would have restored voting rights en masse before the 2015 state...

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