Next Virginia governor could wipe out new voting rights gains

The Appeal

What this means in practice is that Virginians should be eligible to vote as long as they are not presently incarcerated over a felony conviction. “If you are on the outside, you can vote,” said Blair Bowie, an attorney with the Campaign Legal Center, to sum up Virginia’s new status quo. (But Bowie encouraged people with felony convictions to verify their status on a state website.)

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