Last week, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled against Governor Terry McAuliffe’s order to restore the voting rights of over 200,000 felons en masse. He immediately countered by promising to sign thousands of individual clemency grants anyway. While state governors have long held the right to grant individual clemency, the legal questions that first surfaced over this issue have not entirely disappeared. Kojo considers the McAuliffe administration’s move with a legal expert who can shed light on incarceration and election law.


  • Rebecca Green Professor of the Practice at William And Mary College Of Law; Co-Director of the Election Law Program; co-founder of Revive My Vote

Virginia Felon: “I Can Vote This November. It’s A Miracle.”

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