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Maryland House Votes To Override Veto On Felon Voting Bill

January 20th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill that would allow felons to vote while they are on parole or probation.

The House voted 85-56 to override the veto on Wednesday.

That was the minimum number of votes needed to override the veto in the House. The state Senate also would need a three-fifths vote to override the veto.

Hogan, a Republican, vetoed the measure in May. In his veto message, Hogan wrote that people on parole or mandatory supervision are still serving their time as a debt to society for their actions.

Supporters say restoring voting rights is an important part of transitioning them back into society.

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