Judge orders Virginia voter registration reopened

Judge orders Virginia voter registration reopened

By Josh Gerstein (Politico) –

A federal judge has ordered voter registration in Virginia reopened through midnight tomorrow due to a failure of the state’s registration website earlier this week.

U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton issued the order Thursday morning, saying it would “make amends” for the state’s site being down beginning at mid-afternoon Monday, which was the last day to register under Virginia law.

“I think you’re entitled to some relief [for] people who had trouble on the last day,” Hilton said during a brief hearing in his Alexandria courtroom.

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