Until 2018, Florida was one of only a few states that banned felons from voting for life. But that year, a two-thirds majority of the state passed an initiative to restore voting eligibility to felons who had served their sentences.
By Stephanie Sy, Leah Nagy
In our news wrap Tuesday, a court filing in the Russia probe said prosecutors believe former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort gave polling data to a Russian associate, suggesting Russia could have used the information in its election-meddling effort. Also,…
WASHINGTON — States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a sweeping order Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons within the state. McAuliffe described the action as an effort to reverse decades of voter repression, but state Republicans accused the…
By PBS NewsHour
After days of controversy, a Mississippi judge moved Wednesday to block some last-minute pardons made by outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour. Barbour had issued pardons to more than 200 felons, 14 of them convicted killers. Margaret Warner discusses the reaction to…
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