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Few take advantage of Va. rights restoration order

Two months after about 350,000 nonviolent felons became eligible to regain their civil rights, only a small fraction has done so.

Saturday - 09/21/2013, 10:43am EDT

Tags: voting rights, felon voting rights

Va. Senate committee backs felons' rights bill

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.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 06:55pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Virginia Senate, voting rights,

Va. gov praised, panned on felons' voting rights

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.

Saturday - 01/12/2013, 11:53am EST

Tags: felony voting, Bob McDonnell, voting rights

Ex-Richmond official challenges felon voting loss

A former Richmond city councilman says Virginia is unfairly taking away the voting rights of felons.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 01:34pm EDT