New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that he was granting conditional pardons to every parolee in the state — 35,000 — to restore their voting rights.
In New York, the law bars felons on parole from voting and there are an estimated 35,000 in the state.
New York joins 14 states and the District of Columbia in restoring ex-cons’ voting rights, the governor’s office said.
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