It’s a fact, if you’re a convicted felon, you’ve lost your right to vote. Sorry, that’s the way it always has been, and that’s the way it is.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is trying to change that. He is issuing an executive order so that convicted felons who have served their time and are no longer on parole can vote. The Governor said that restoring the right for convicted felons to vote is the morally right thing to do.
Governor McAuliffe was the Democratic National Committee chairman who ran Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Republicans in Virginia have filed a lawsuit to block the Democratic Governor’s order. In their lawsuit, Republicans claim that McAuliffe doesn’t have the authority to issue an order to restore the right to vote to convicted felons.
Conservative Post reports:
VIRGINIA – Democrats just tried to extend votes to convicted felons. We all know that it’s illegal to do that.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe tried to change that for next presidential election.
Republicans in Virginia filed a lawsuit Monday to block an executive order by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe that extends voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons.