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5 HOURS AGO - Weekly Standard

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Pardons Without Begging

THE SCRAPBOOK"I'll do everything I can to get disenfranchised voters entrenched," says Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, who promised when he ran for the office, he now says, to be "a brick wall" to protect their rights. Perhaps his siege metaphors result from the rapid and unfavorable GOP reaction to his restoration last week of voting rights to 200,000 Virginia felons.

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18 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Restoration of felon voting rights challenges registrars

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia registrars are facing the challenge of verifying applications from convicted felons registering to vote after Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently restored their voting and other civil rights. Media outlets report registrars say they've been unable to verify restoration of a felon's voting rights either on the ...

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19 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Vermont Is The Nation’s Fourth State To Pass An Automatic Registration Law

Automatic voter registration picked up more momentum Thursday as Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) signed a bill that would automatically register eligible voters when they interact with Department of Motor Vehicles offices. The bill, which could add up to 50,000 new voters to the rolls within the first four years, passed with near-unanimous support from the legislature’s members, including Republicans, ...

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APR 28, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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UK expats lose legal battle for EU referendum vote

A British World War II veteran living in Italy on Thursday lost his legal challenge against a rule barring long-term expatriates from voting in Britain's European Union referendum. High Court judge David Lloyd Jones rejected claims by Harry Shindler, 94, and his co-claimant, Belgium resident Jacquelyn MacLennan, that the rule restricted their rights to freedom of movement under European law. ...

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APR 28, 2016 - New York Times

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Editorial: Voting Rights Lose in North Carolina

A federal judge upheld the most regressive new voting law in the country, despite there being no good rationale for it.

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