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Virginia Department of Elections releases list of felons that registered to vote

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Posted at 11:34 AM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 11:34:13-04

The Virginia Department of Elections released a list Wednesday of the 12,832 felons whose had registered to vote after Governor Terry McAuliffe’s restoration order.

Governor McAuliffe signed the order in April, but the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled against it in July.

The order initially allowed more than 200,000 felons to regain their voting rights.

The 12,832 names on the list released Wednesday are those who registered to vote before the Supreme Court ruled against it.

A total of 4,432 of those people were registered in Hampton Roads and the surrounding area.

Norfolk – 965

Virginia Beach – 781

Portsmouth – 712

Chesapeake – 548

Hampton – 399

Newport News – 359

Suffolk – 191

The Virginia Department of Elections says they cancelled the voter registration records on August 5.

The list of names is available on their website.

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