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Dems seek to dump Va. felon voting ban

(AP) Some Virginia Democrats are pushing to end the state’s policy of barring felons from voting unless their rights have been restored by the governor. Del. Marcus Simon has introduced a proposal that would strip that language from the state’s ...

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Court denies GOP challenge on felon voting rights

(AP) Virginia’s highest court on Thursday rejected Republican lawmakers’ latest challenge to Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s efforts to restore voting rights to thousands of felons who have completed their sentences. The Virginia Supreme Court denied a motion that sought to ...

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