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Three Women Accused a Tennessee Legislator of Sexual Assault. He Was Still Reelected in a Landslide.

Mother Jones illustration; Mark Humphrey/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Earlier this year, a mere five months after the #MeToo reckoning first began, a local Tennessee television station dropped what should have been a bombshell investigation: Three women were accusing state Rep. David Byrd of sexually assaulting them when they were minors in the 1980s, using his…

Florida Voted to Give Ex-Felons the Franchise. Now Republicans Are Throwing a Wrench in That Process.

Voters in Hollywood, Florida, line up to vote on Election Day 2018. Susan Stocker/Sun Sentinel/TNS via ZUMA Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. A month after Florida voters approved a measure to restore the franchise to about 1.4 million former felons—the largest expansion of voting rights in decades—a battle over implementing that change…