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3 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Terry McAuliffe Expands Voting Rights For Convicted Felons In Virginia

Virginians who have been convicted of violent felonies have to wait at least five years after getting out of prison before they can apply to regain the right to vote. But that’s about to change, thanks to a decision announced by Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Friday morning. McAuliffe will reduce the mandatory waiting period to three years, he said. ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Think Progress

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Governor Will Automatically Restore Voting Rights For All Virginians With A Drug Record

The move will roll back a Reconstruction-era policy that disenfranchises one in five African American adults in Virginia. The post Governor Will Automatically Restore Voting Rights For All Virginians With A Drug Record appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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8 HOURS AGO - Real Clear Politics

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APR 16, 2014 - Huffington Post

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ACLU Sues To Overturn Arkansas Voter ID Law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time state-wide in the primary election next month. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas filed the suit in Pulaski County court on behalf of four ...

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APR 16, 2014 - Think Progress

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Iowa Supreme Court Preserves Voting Rights For Some Former Offenders

The ruling paves the way for potential future expansion of the franchise in a state with one of the most restrictive ex-offender voting policies. The post Iowa Supreme Court Preserves Voting Rights For Some Former Offenders appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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