Saturday, August 20, 2016

McAuliffe Restores Voting Rights For 13,000 Felons In Virginia

By Town Hall, Aug 20, 2016 

Gov. Terry McAuliffe planned on restoring voting rights for 200,000 felons in Virginia. The Virginia Republican Party filed a lawsuit, claiming that the governor had overstepped his authority with the blanket pardon. In the end, the State Supreme Court ruled that McAuliffe could not restore voting rights to convicted felons en masse. The governor remained adamant that he will restore these rights, and vowed to circumvent the court by granting individual pardons. Well, the first 13,000 are ready to go—thanks to the power of the autopen—according to Laura Vozzella of The Washington Post:

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