RICHMOND, Va. – Records show that Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive order restoring 206,000 felons' rights to vote mistakenly included several violent felons currently in prison or on supervised probation.
The administration has said rights would be restored only for felons who had completed their sentences and parole. Critics have warned that a rushed process would bring mistakes.
The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1X1AJ7B) that an online database showed rights were mistakenly restored to several people, including 68-year-old Ronald Cloud, who is serving the first of two life sentences in West Virginia, and 36-year-old Daniel Harmon-Wright, who is on supervised probation in California.
The state corrected the errors Thursday after the newspaper asked about them. Officials didn't check for felons living outside Virginia. McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy says the process is bring refined constantly.
Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com