Calgary Herald



RICHMOND, VA. More than 200,000 convicted felons will be able to cast ballots in the swing state of Virginia in November’s election under a sweeping executive order by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, pictured, announced Friday that restores their rights to vote and run for office.

The Democrat said his actions would help undo Virginia’s long history of trying to suppress the black vote.

The governor’s action means that every Virginia felon who has completed his or her sentence and finished any supervised release, parole or probation requiremen­ts as of April 22 will be able to vote, run for public office, serve on a jury and become a notary public.

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