Alabama Legislature approves bill that would restore 'many' felons' voting rights


"This bill is a step in the right direction," Danielle Lang, deputy director of voting rights at the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Campaign Legal Center, said in a Thursday statement. "With a stroke of her pen, Governor Ivey could enfranchise many Alabamans that have been wrongly denied the right to vote by the state's longstanding, arbitrary process of disenfranchisement."

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