Monday, August 22, 2016


Not one to be deterred by the state Supreme Court, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is determined to put his thumb on the scale in order to deliver the Old Dominion to Hillary. Pushing back on a July ruling that smited his executive order to restore the voting rights of over 200,000 felons, the longtime soldier in the Clinton crime family is doing his dirty work piecemeal. On Monday, McAuliffe is to proudly announce that he has reviewed and restored rights to 13,000 former felons who will be sufficiently grateful to go to the polls and cast their votes for the Clinton restoration.

The Washington Post reports “Virginia’s McAuliffe to announce restoration of voting rights to 13,000 felons”:

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will announce Monday that he has restored voting rights to 13,000 felons on a case-by-case basis after Republicans and state Supreme Court justices last month stopped his more sweeping clemency effort.

McAuliffe’s planned action, confirmed by two people with knowledge of it, comes about a month after the Supreme Court of Virginia invalidated an executive order the Democratic governor issued in April. With that order, McAuliffe restored voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who had completed their sentences.

McAuliffe said his original order would move Virginia away from a harsh lifetime disenfranchisement policy that hits African Americans particularly hard.

Republicans, incensed that it covered violent and nonviolent offenders alike, said the move was really a bid to add Democrat-friendly voters to the rolls ahead of November’s ...

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1 comment:

  1. It doesn't matter. The felons in question are mostly black. While black voters are 95% democrat, they are unreliable voters. They will often not see voting as a valuable use of their time. The white male felons can be counted on to vote against Hillary. Net result is, it's a wash.

    On the other hand, I expect the Virginia election to be closely contested. We have been slowly changing to hard liberal as more Democrats flee progressive homelands up north to find jobs here. It's hard to say. But in any case, I just don't think the felon vote will matter.