Virginia – The Virginia Supreme Court will hear a challenge to Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s April order restoring voting rights to over 200,000 of the state’s felons in a special session scheduled for Tuesday, July 19.
- The Virginia Attorney General plans a four-point defense of the governor’s authority under the State constitution to restore felon voting rights. Read more in the Richmond Free Press.
- The change is sweeping: Nearly half of African-Americans in Virginia, which makeup 20% of the population – are affected by the civil war era law. Read more in the New York Times.
- Watch a local television station report on how restored felon voting may affect the upcoming presidential election.