Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday he's restoring voting rights for 13,000 felons who registered to vote after he restored the rights of more than 200,000 felons earlier this year. His last move was challenged by state Republicans in court, and they won. This time, McAuliffe says he's restored the rights one by one, which he says is legal.
A three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down a North Carolina law that requited voter identification. The unanimous decision found the law was "passed with racially discriminatory intent."
A federal appeals court will hear arguments in a case challenging North Carolina's 2013 voting law that eliminated a week of early voting and made other changes that opponents say discriminate against African-American voters in violation of the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act. It's part of a broader national fight over voting rights.
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