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Virginia Republicans Sue McAuliffe For Allowing Felons to Vote

Earlier this month, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) overturned a 150-year old law and gave convicted criminals in the state the right to vote....

Gov. McAuliffe’s dramatic move to restore voting rights to felons reverberates

  Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) executive order on April 22 to restore voting rights to about 206,000 violent and non-violent felons also restores their right sit on juries and take jobs in insurance and other functions. His decision does two things in one fell swoop. It takes Virginia one step further from its draconian, racially motivated […]

The Edge: Virginia Is for Voters?

Republicans lawmakers plan to sue Governor Terry McAuliffe over his executive order restoring voting rights to former felons.

Virginia Gov. Challenged on Felon Voting Rights, Cruise Ship Docks in Cuba, Puerto Rico Defaults: P.M. Links

3 days agoNews : Reason

Virginia Republicans say they’re going to challenge Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 released felons. The first cruise ship from the United States to Cuba in decades arrived...Show More Summary

Virginia Republicans Threaten Suit to Prevent Felons From Voting

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Republican lawmakers in Virginia are threatening to sue to keep more than 200,000 felons from voting in the 2016 presidential election. The lawmakers object to Governor Terry McAuliffe's executive order, announced in April, allowingShow More Summary

Republicans challenge new Virginia rule that gives felons the right to vote

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A little more than a week after Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced he would use his executive powers to restore to felons in the state the right to vote — an act that was expected to enfranchise more than 200,000 people — the Republican-led legislature announced Monday it would...

Virginians with a Felony Conviction Can Now Vote, But Getting a Job Is No Easier

Two weeks ago, Terry McAuliffe, the governor of Virginia, issued an executive order that restored the vote to two hundred and six thousand people who have completed prison sentences and probation or parole for a felony conviction. The move was rightly hailed as a milestone for the state. Show More Summary

Virginia GOP to sue McAuliffe over felon voting rights

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) issued a historic executive order restoring ex-felons' voting rights. Virginia Republicans are headed to court to reverse the policy.

This Voting Rights Battle Could Determine the Election

House and Senate Republicans in Virginia announced Monday that the GOP would sue to block Gov. Terry McAuliffe's restoration of voting rights for more than 200,000 felons in time for the November election. McAuliffe, a Democrat and longtime...Show More Summary

Virginia Republicans Will Sue Over Governor Restoring Voting Rights to Felons 

At the end of April, Virginia Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order restoring voting right s to people convicted of felonies. Unhappy state Republicans said on Monday they would file a lawsuit contesting the order, which, according to them, was designed to bulk up Democratic voter rolls in time for the general election. Read more...

“Va. Republicans hire lawyer in bid to stop restoration of felons’ voting rights”

WaPo: Virginia Republicans have hired a high-powered Washington lawyer to challenge Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s authority to give more than 200,000 ex-convicts the right to vote in the fall presidential election and beyond. GOP legislative leaders announced Monday that they have … Continue reading ?

Virginia Republicans to Sue Governor for Allowing Felons to Vote

Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe will allow over 200,000 felons to vote in the November election

Did Gov. McAuliffe say the state criminal justice system is racist?

Did Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe just send a sobering message about the commonwealth’s criminal justice system? Logical deduction says he did. The justification given for McAuliffe’s blanket restoration of civil rights for felons is...Show More Summary

Will the restoration of felons’ voting rights in Virginia help the Democrats?

VIRGINIA's governor, Terry McAuliffe, has a problem similar to one faced by Barack Obama: a Republican-controlled legislature delights in killing his proposals, especially those popular with Democrats. So Mr McAuliffe is doing as Mr Obama has done: implementing some of them by executive fiat. Show More Summary

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...

The Felon Vote

Thanks to Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) 200,000 convicted felons in the state of Virginia may now register to vote. Writes The Washington Post, "The change applies to all felons who have completed their sentences and been released from supervised probation or parole. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

This is what happens when asylum seekers – many of them women – are too poor to make bail. Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia restores voting rights to 200,000 formerly incarcerated people. More than 5.1 million children in America have a parent who has spent time behind bars during their formative years. This is how incarceration […]

An Argument For Ex-Felons to Vote Republican: New at Reason

last weekNews : Reason

Terry McAuliffe challenged Republicans to "earn" the votes. A. Barton Hinkle took him up on it: Dear Friend, I am writing to congratulate you on the restoration of your voting rights. As someone who has been on the receiving end of the...Show More Summary

Key and Peele Don Jumpsuits to Teach Trevor Noah the Dangers of Letting Ex-Convicts Vote

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe made headlines last week after announcing that he would use his executive powers to give 200,000 convicted felons in the state the right to vote. He also raised quite a few eyebrows from skeptics challenging...Show More Summary

GOP wants a say on restoring voting rights to 200,000 Virginia felons

Republican leaders seek a special session to undo Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order.

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