McAuliffe Gives 60,000 Felons Voting Rights in Swing State Virginia, by Ken Klukowski.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe [– one of Hillary Clinton’s oldest and most loyal supporters –] has illegally granted voting rights to 60,000 convicted felons in the key swing state of Virginia, a move that could give Hillary Clinton a victory in that state …
Like many states, the Virginia Constitution provides that if a person commits a felony, with their lawbreaking, they forfeit the right to vote for candidates who will make and enforce those laws. But it also grants the Virginia governor clemency power to pardon criminals and commute sentences, including the power to restore voting rights.
Felons overwhelmingly vote left. This is a transparent attempt to boost Hillary’s vote in a swing state.
Virginia lawmakers sued, and the Virginia Supreme Court held in Howell v. McAuliffe that the Clinton ally’s political move was an unprecedented power grab that previous governors of both parties had acknowledged was illegal. …
Among other things, Virginia Chief Justice Donald Lemons wrote that “power could be exercised only in particular cases to named individuals for whom a specific grant of executive clemency is sought,” and only after an individualized assessment of the felon’s case and character.
In response to this stinging rebuke by his state’s highest court, McAuliffe granted 13,000 restorations anyway, claiming he had somehow examined all of those cases in just a few days, and promised to restore as many as possible before Election Day. He also sent voter registration information to each of these criminals accompanying their letter of pardon.
Incredible stuff happening in the USA. Why not just ask the felon if they will vote Democrat, and give them a restoration if they say yes? Is the system rigged?