Civil rights groups: North Carolina ruling will allow 56K felony offenders to vote

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The Wake County Superior Court ruled Monday morning to allow felons who are still on probation or parole the ability to vote. If the ruling holds, more than 55,000 people who are estimated to have not been previously eligible to vote could register. Advocacy groups and representatives from the NAACP said they hope this means the end of a law that overwhelmingly impacts people of color.
Published 1 year ago · Raleigh, United States Photography foxcarolina.com

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North Carolina judges expand voting rights to include more people with felonies

North Carolina residents convicted of felonies but whose current punishments don't include prison time can now vote, a judicial panel declared Monday.

1 year ago·United States
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North Carolina judges: More felony offenders can now vote

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of North Carolina residents convicted of felonies but whose current punishments don't include prison time can register to vote and cast ballots, a judicial panel declared Monday.

1 year ago·United States
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Civil rights groups hail court ruling they say will allow tens of thousands of ex-felons to cast ballots in North Carolina

A preliminary ruling by a three-judge panel in North Carolina is clearing the way for roughly 56,000 of the state's residents who have been convicted of felonies -- but who aren't currently serving prison time -- to register to vote, civil rights groups said.

1 year ago·Atlanta, United States
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Court rules North Carolina must allow former felons to vote

A North Carolina court on Monday ordered the largest expansion of voting rights in the state since 1965, allowing any person on community supervision, including those on probation and parole, to register to vote.

1 year ago·Washington, United States
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North Carolina judges: More felony offenders can now vote

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A panel of North Carolina judges is prepared to allow tens of thousands of residents convicted of felonies but whose current punishments don’t include prison time to register to vote and cast ballots. A judge hearing a trial last week said Monday that a panel majority would issue an order soon allowing more felony offenders to vote. Several civil rights groups and ex-offenders sued lawmak…

1 year ago·Colorado Springs, United States
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Civil rights groups hail court ruling they say will allow tens of thousands of ex-felons to cast ballots in North Carolina

By Fredreka Schouten, CNNA preliminary ruling by a three-judge panel in North Carolina is clearing the way for roughly 56,000 of the state’s residents who have been convicted of felonies — but who aren’t currently serving prison time — to register to vote, civil rights groups said.The action comes out of a lawsuit by civil rights groups and ex-offenders who have challenged a North Carolina law that denies the right to vote to felons until they h…

1 year ago·Panama City, United States
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