Judges on Virginia’s highest court criticized the lack of transparency surrounding Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive action to restore voting rights to 206,000 felons.
With less than a week left until the Virginia Supreme Court takes up the legal challenge to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive action that gave 206,000 felons their voting rights, damning revelations about the people who had their rights restored and the nature in which the action was carried out continue to pile up.
Virginia fell $266.3 million short on it of its revenue forecast this year, which will force Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe to defer promised raises for state employees and state supported local employees.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D., Va.) doesn’t care whether or not the Virginia Supreme Court reverses his executive order that restored voting rights for 206,000 felons because he plans to circumvent the judicial branch if he has to.
Voter registrars across Virginia were caught off guard when Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) announced that he was immediately restoring voter rights for 206,000 felons, but progressive activists who had been working to get the would-be-voters registered had known for weeks.
As congressional Democrats spent the week pressing for the passage of new gun control legislation, violent felons in Virginia were able to take steps towards having their right to own a firearm restored thanks to action taken by the state’s Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
More than a hundred sex offenders in Virginia who the state deemed too dangerous to be released following their prison sentences had their voting rights restored earlier this year by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an action that Republican rivals in the state are calling “unconscionable.”
Judicial Watch, a right-leaning government watchdog group, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe over his actions of restoring the voting rights of hundreds of thousands of felons in the state.
A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that seeks to restore the voting rights of convicted felons.