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GENERAL ASSEMBLY

RESTORING VA. FELONS’ VOTE REJECTED BY HOUSE

By LARRY O'DELL
Associated Press 01/14/2013

Gov. Bob McDonnell’s fellow Republicans dealt him a quick and decisive setback on a high-profile issue Monday, rejecting his plea for legislation to make it easier for some felons to regain their voting rights. Less than a week after Mr. McDonnell’s surprise endorsement of a proposal historically championed by Democrats, a GOP-dominated House of Delegates committee overwhelmingly voted to kill the proposed constitutional amendment.

VaNews Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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