Virginia Governor Youngkin Restores Voting Rights to Nearly 3,500 Criminals | app

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RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announced Friday that he has restored the franchise to 3,496 felons — but a local lawmaker who has led a campaign to restore the franchise to all felons who have served their sentence said it was not enough.

Sen. Mamie Locke, D-Hampton, said supporting the constitutional amendment she introduced would have been a better option if the governor was concerned about backing suffrage.

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