Virginia high court strikes down gov’s order giving felons right to vote

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s action restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons was unconstitutional, Virginia’s highest court ruled Friday, siding with Republican lawmakers who said the governor overstepped his authority.

In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Virginia ordered the state to cancel the registration of the more than 11,000 felons who had signed up to vote so far under the governor’s April executive order.

Top Republicans called it “a major victory for the Constitution, the rule of law and the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

Source: Virginia high court strikes down gov’s order giving felons right to vote – USA Phase

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