Felons who’ve paid their debt deserve to vote, says Virginia Gov. McAuliffe

JUDY WOODRUFF: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a sweeping order today to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons after their release from prison.

Republicans in the commonwealth quickly accused the governor of abusing his executive power to help Democrat Hillary Clinton win a battleground state.

Governor McAuliffe joins me now from Richmond.

Governor, welcome.

Why the decision to overturn something that’s been in place in your state since the Civil War?

GOV. TERRY

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