Gov. McDonnell to Restore Automatic Voting Rights

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Gov. Bob McDonnell, R-Va.,  ­­­is working to overturn a current precedent that involves restoring voting rights to nonviolent felons. The Daily Press reported McDonnell used this year’s State of the Commonwealth address to voice his support for legislative efforts to automatically restore voting rights to nonviolent felons who have served their time to Virginia. Virginia is only one of four states that currently does not have this automatic restoration process.

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