New York lawmakers approve bill granting parolees full voting rights
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ALBANY, New York — New York lawmakers have approved legislation extending full voting rights to people on parole. The Democratic-led Assembly voted on the measure Wednesday, following passage in the Senate earlier this year. Supporters say the measure builds upon a 2018 executive order that has led to voting pardons for more than 60,000 New Yorkers on parole. The measure goes further by fully restoring voting rights to all people released and under supervision and will have a major impact on minority communities, according to sponsor Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell (D-Manhattan). “Parole disenfra...