Earlier this year, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, issued an executive order to restore voting rights to felons who have completed their prison sentences.
McAuliffe’s action is being challenged in lawsuits from Judicial Watch and Republican leaders of Virginia’s House and Senate. They say McAuliffe violated the state constitution and exceeded his authority by restoring voting rights to 206,000 released felons all at once, rather than individually through an application process.
We take a look at the debate and explain what’s at stake. So what do you think? Leave a comment below. (For more from the author of “Should Released Felons Have Their Voting Rights Restored?” please click HERE)