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Two months after about 350,000 nonviolent felons became eligible to regain their civil rights, only a small fraction has done so.
A coalition of civil rights groups and other activists wants Gov. Bob McDonnell to issue an executive order restoring the voting rights of about 350,000 felons who have completed their sentences.
The Virginia Senate will consider legislation backed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to automatically restore nonviolent felons' voting rights after the measure won a committee's endorsement Tuesday.
What's wrong with this picture: Democrats leaping to their feet to give Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell a standing ovation. The ACLU praising him. Tough-on-crime GOP legislators denouncing perhaps the most significant criminal justice initiative of the final year of his term.
D.C. voting rights advocates are taking their plea for representation in Congress to a higher power: the presidential limo.
With the presidential election only months away, things continue to heat up in the race to the White House. However, a new study finds there are millions of Americans who won't be allowed to vote.