nonviolent felons

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Voting Rights Returned to Nonviolent Va. Felons

The door is open for tens of thousands of nonviolent felons in Virginia to regain their right to vote.


Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Activists Await Details of Rights Restoration Plan

Some of the advocates who cheered Gov. McDonnell’s announcement that he would restore voting rights to nonviolent felons are now concerned that the initiative might not have as big an impact as they thought.