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VA Supreme Court Strikes Down McAuliffe's Executive Order Giving Felons Right to Vote

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Revmitchell

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    Despite Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s sweeping executive order that sought to restore voting rights to felons in Virginia, they will not be able to cast their ballot at voting booths come November thanks to the commonwealth’s Supreme Court, which declared the order unconstitutional on Friday.



    The high court heard oral arguments earlier this week. The plaintiffs in the case, led by leaders from the Republican-controlled legislature, argued that McAuliffe’s move was unconstitutional. The court agreed, and ordered the Virginia Department of Elections to “cancel the registration of all felons who have been invalidly registered,” under the April 22 executive order.

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2016/07/22/va-supreme-court-n2196627
     
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    McAuliffe has a pen and a phone just like Obama.
     
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    He's a democrat. He will ignore the court and try to circumvent the law to do it anyway.
     
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    Unbelievable.
     
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    Good for him. One might ask why the GOP seems to always be trying to find ways to keep folks from voting? They are no longer in prison. Have served their time. Are no longer on probation or parole.

    So what's the problem with them having their voting rights restored?
     
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