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Old 04-25-2016, 12:46 AM
Lord Feldon Lord Feldon is offline
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Originally Posted by md2000 View Post
Virginia's governor just issued an edict delcaring felons could vote, despite a law saying they could not.
It's not despite the law. The law in Virginia is that the governor can restore any felon's right to vote. Previous governors only did this sparingly, after an application was submitted, but the current governor decided to just restore the rights of everyone whose sentence was complete, in the same way that Jimmy Carter pardoned all of the people who elected not to participate in the draft and not just the ones who applied for a pardon.

Last edited by Lord Feldon; 04-25-2016 at 12:48 AM.