Saturday, June 18, 2016

Virginia Pulls 132 Confined Sex Offenders from List of Eligible Voters By Laura Vozzella

Virginia pulls 132 confined sex offenders from list of eligible voters, June 18, 2016
By Laura Vozzella

RICHMOND — State officials abruptly removed 132 sex offenders from Virginia’s list of eligible voters last week, reacting to the latest problem emerging from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s sweeping move to restore voting rights to felons who had served out their sentences. 

A spokesman for McAuliffe (D) said that the offenders, who are confined in a treatment facility under a form of civil commitment, had appeared on the list of eligible voters by mistake.