Date on which Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order to restore voting rights to people who've completed their felony prison, probation and parole sentences: 4/22/2016

Estimated number of people directly affected by the order: 200,000

Rank of McAuliffe's among the most significant actions a governor has taken to date to address disenfranchisement: 1

Date on which Republican lawmakers in Virginia said they were considering a court challenge, accusing McAuliffe of trying to influence the outcome of the November election: 5/2/2016

Number of votes by which Democrats lost the majority in the Virginia Senate last year, which a McAuliffe spokesperson said is proof the governor's action wasn't driven by electoral politics: 1,500

Before McAuliffe's order, Virginia's ranking among states with the highest rates of felony disenfranchisement: 4

Among states with the highest rates of felony disenfranchisement for African Americans: 3

Number of newly registered voters in Virginia to date who had their rights restored by McAuliffe's action: more than 2,000

In North Carolina, a state demographically similar to Virginia, percent of former felons who registered to vote between 2004 and 2008, when Barack Obama narrowly won the state: 33

Percent who showed up at the polls in 2008: 21

Applying the North Carolina findings to Virginia, number of new voters expected: 70,000

Number expected to show up to vote: perhaps 40,000

Number of those votes Democrats would likely capture: fewer than 30,000

Number by which Obama carried the state in 2012: 149,000

Percent margin that represents: 3.9

Percent by which presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is projected to carry Virginia against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump: nearly 10

Besides Virginia, number of other states that still disenfranchise all individuals with felony convictions for life, unless they can secure a pardon from the governor: 3*

* Florida, Iowa, and Kentucky.

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