Disabled man asks judge to restore voting right


Associated Press

August 21, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on an effort to have voting rights restored in California for people with developmental disabilities:

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A former producer at National Public Radio who was disqualified from voting after suffering severe brain trauma has asked a California judge to restore his right to cast a ballot under a new state law.

David Rector slowly handed a letter to a court clerk Tuesday in San Diego and then looked at a computer screen that uses eye-tracking software to voice the same desire. His injury left him unable to walk or speak.

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