Terry McAuliffe, governor of Virginia, speak during the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Monday, May 2, 2016. The conference gathers attendees to explore solutions to today’s most pressing challenges in financial markets, industry sectors, health, government and education. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
(Reuters) – The Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Friday against Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences, the Washington Post reported.
In a 4-3 ruling, the court said McAuliffe overstepped his clemency powers under the state constitution by issuing a sweeping order in April restoring rights to all ex-offenders who are no longer incarcerated or on probation or parole, according to the Post.
(Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)