From the business insider:

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an executive order on Wednesday to restore the voting rights of roughly 35,000 ex-felons on parole.
  • The move effectively grants conditional pardons to existing parolees and directs state officials to submit a monthly list of new parolees to be considered.
  • Cuomo said the order comes after the state’s Republican-controlled Senate shot down his earlier proposed legislation to restore voting rights for ex-felons

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