Aug 05, 2020
Iowa governor to sign order restoring felon voting rights
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said she will sign an executive order Wednesday granting convicted felons the right to vote, ending Iowa’s place as the only remaining state to broadly deny voting rights to felons.
Reynolds said she’ll continue to press the Legislature to pass a constitutional amendment, which couldn’t be reversed by a future governor and she proposed last year but couldn’t get Republican state senators to support. Several lawmakers insisted on exclusions for people convicted of more serious crimes, such as murder, and that felons be required to pay all victim restitution before they could vote.
Reynolds has made the issue a priority based on her belief that felons deserve a second chance and that restoring their voting rights is part of that opportunity for redemption.
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PSG weighing up Diego Costa transfer in move that would see Atletico Madrid sign free agent Edinson Cavani
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are weighing-up a move for Diego Costa with Atletico Madrid keen to offload him in order to sign free agent Edinson Cavani.
Los Rojiblancos have been itching to sign the Uruguayan striker, 33, since January - when he became eligible to sign pre-contract terms.3Diego Costa is being eyed up by PSG with Atletico looking to offloadCredit: Reuters 3Atletico Madrid want to free up space to sign Edinson Cavani on a freeCredit: Splash News
However, the LaLiga side have struggled to get a deal over the line due to a backlog of strikers.
Having already got rid of Alvaro Morata to make room for Luis Suarez, Atleti will only be able to land freebie ex-PSG star Cavani if they dump Costa.
The former Chelsea man, in turn, could move to Paris, according to Spanish outlet AS.
Costa had recently joked he was looking forward to partnering Suarez - who scored twice on his debut - at the Wanda Metropolitano.TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals
The Brazil-born Spain international joked, "I'll do the fighting, he can do the biting", in a nod to their chequered pasts.
But Costa may now not get the chance to continue his new friendship with the former Barcelona man with PSG keen to bring him to the French capital.
PSG are yet to replace Cavani this summer, only making their loan move for Mauro Icardi permanent.
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Costa rejoined Atletico Madrid in 2017 followinga four-year stint at Chelsea.
But in just over three seasons, the ex-Blues ace has managed just 55 LaLiga appearances, scoring 11 times.
Los Rojiblancos now seem keen to get him off their books and replace him with Cavani - who scored 138 goals in 200 Ligue 1 game for PSG.
However, Man Utd recently declared their interest in signing Cavani on a free - as well as a loan deal for Real Madrid flop Luka Jovic.Man Utd and Chelsea blow as Edinson Cavani ‘agrees transfer to Atletico Madrid from PSG’… only if Diego Costa quits for China