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    Virginia Governor Creates 200,000 New Hillary Voters

    Virginia Governor Creates 200,000 New Hillary Voters

    Uses executive order to allow felons to vote.

    Virginia’s Democrat governor Terry McAuliffe just gave his party and Hillary Clinton a huge gift for the 2016 election by granting felons the right to vote.

    He did it by executive order to circumvent the state’s Republican led legislature and claimed it was all about righting wrongs of the past.

    The New York Times reported:

    Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to Felons

    WASHINGTON — Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia used his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing the Republican-run legislature. The action effectively overturns a Civil War-era provision in the state’s Constitution aimed, he said, at disenfranchising African-Americans.

    The sweeping order, in a swing state that could play a role in deciding the November presidential election, will enable all felons who have served their prison time and finished parole or probation to register to vote. Most are African-Americans, a core constituency of Democrats, Mr. McAuliffe’s political party.

    Amid intensifying national attention over harsh sentencing policies that have disproportionately affected African-Americans, governors and legislatures around the nation have been debating — and often fighting over — moves to restore voting rights for convicted felons. Virginia imposes especially harsh restrictions, barring felons from voting for life.

    In Kentucky, Gov. Matt Bevin, a newly elected Republican, recently overturned an order enacted by his Democratic predecessor that was similar to the one Mr. McAuliffe signed Friday. In Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, vetoed a measure to restore voting rights to convicted felons, but Democrats in the state legislature overrode him in February and an estimated 44,000 former prisoners who are on probation can now register to vote.

    McAuliffe defended his decision on PBS NewsHour:

    Can you guess who thought this was a great idea?

    Featured image via YouTube.

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    Comments


    McCauliffe has always been corrupt scum, ahd has no more business being in public office than Crooked Hillary Clinton.

    So criminals are now voting other criminals into office.

    The ‘obamaization’ of America continues.


     
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    McAllister | April 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    No big deal. The ex-cons won’t bother to vote. Besides, Virginia voters put McCauliffe in the state house and will vote for Hillary too.


     
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    gmac124 | April 23, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Did someone clean up the voter registry and remove all of the dead people? In that case it gave the D’s another list of people to use for packing the ballot box.


     
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    justaguy | April 23, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    If the legislature gives the Governor the power to do what he did, then why blame the Governor? When will legislatures learn to sparsely hand over power to the executive?

      Boehner must now be the Squeaker of the Virginia state legislature.


       
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      Milhouse in reply to justaguy. | April 26, 2016 at 10:50 am

      It’s got nothing to do with the legislature. The governor’s power to restore felons’ franchise is in the same clause of the constitution that restricts it in the first place. “No person who has been convicted of a felony shall be qualified to vote unless his civil rights have been restored by the Governor or other appropriate authority.” The legislature can’t remove that power.

    From your link, looks like the NYT changed the not giving back gun rights part of the quote:
    “People have served their time and done their probation,” Mr. McAuliffe said. “I want you back in society. I want you feeling good about yourself. I want you voting, getting a job, paying taxes.’’

    From what I found and posted in the Reader Forum yesterday in the original NYT article which included the no guns:
    “People have served their time and done their probation,” Mr. McAuliffe said. “I want you back in society. I want you feeling good about yourself. I want you voting, getting a job, paying taxes. I’m not giving people their gun rights back and other things like that. I’m merely allowing you to feel good about yourself again, to feel like you are a member of society.”
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    The Atlantic added the no guns part.
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/04/virginia-felons-voting/479517/

    “People have served their time and done their probation,” Mr. McAuliffe said. “I want you back in society. I want you feeling good about yourself. I want you voting, getting a job, paying taxes. I’m not giving people their gun rights back and other things like that. I’m merely allowing you to feel good about yourself again, to feel like you are a member of society.”


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