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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) restored voting rights to more than 10,000 residents previously convicted of felony charges Tuesday.
The announcement comes as Northam has faced calls from prominent Democratic politicians in Virginia and elsewhere to resign after he admitted he wore blackface to a dance party during college.
The article goes on to state the following:
“I believe in second chances and making our Commonwealth more open and accessible to all,” Northam said in a statement obtained by ABC News. “Virginians who have repaid their debts should be able to return to society, get a good job, and participate in our democracy.”
NEW: Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam restores right to vote and more to more than 10,000 Virginians “previously convicted of a felony.”
— ABC News (@ABC) February 12, 2019
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