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MD Senate Overrides Governor On Voting Rights Of Convicted Felons

February 11th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

For the sixth time this year, the Maryland Senate has again overridden one of Governor Larry Hogan's vetoes- but the governor believes this latest action may ultimately cost some lawmakers in the next election. The Senate voted 29-18 Tuesday to override the governor's veto of a bill that would restore the voting rights of convicted felons once they leave prison, but before they complete their probation.  Governor Hogan told The Daily Record that, "a tiny radical minority," of legislators convinced their colleagues to override the veto, and go against the majority of Marylanders. Hogan also said that this vote would definitely become an issue in the 2018 legislative elections…

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