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Old September 15th, 2016, 04:28 PM   #1
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Court Says Gov. Can Proceed Restoring Voting Rights To 200,000

The Virginia Supreme Court delivered a big victory for voting rights on Thursday when it denied Republican legislators’ petition to hold Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe in contempt over his plan to restore the voting rights of roughly 206,000 people with felony convictions who have fully served their sentences. In July, the court had previously blocked a sweeping executive order McAuliffe issued in April to restore these citizens’ voting rights, finding that he lacked the authority to do so in such a broad manner. The governor responded by signing thousands of individual orders to comply with the letter of the law, but Republican legislators tried to fight this plan, too. Fortunately, they’ve failed.

Court lets Virginia governor proceed with restoring voting rights to 200,000 convicted of felonies
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The Virginia Supreme Court delivered a big victory for voting rights on Thursday when it denied Republican legislators’ petition to hold Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe in contempt over his plan to restore the voting rights of roughly 206,000 people with felony convictions who have fully served their sentences. In July, the court had previously blocked a sweeping executive order McAuliffe issued in April to restore these citizens’ voting rights, finding that he lacked the authority to do so in such a broad manner. The governor responded by signing thousands of individual orders to comply with the letter of the law, but Republican legislators tried to fight this plan, too. Fortunately, they’ve failed.

Court lets Virginia governor proceed with restoring voting rights to 200,000 convicted of felonies
Well birds of a feather, so now convicts can vote for a criminal!
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Stalin would be proud, comrade skews.

I can see it now:

• FELONS FOR HILLARY - VOTE EARLY VOTE OFTEN


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why should convicted felons not be aloud to vote?
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Old September 15th, 2016, 05:42 PM   #5
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Stalin would be proud, comrade skews.

I can see it now:

• FELONS FOR HILLARY - VOTE EARLY VOTE OFTEN


Sorry pal. It was Donald Trump that appeared on Russian national television.

It's Donald Trump who owes Russia, and the Communist Chinese money.

It was Donald Trumps ex campaign manager that worked for the Russians.

It is Donald Trump that flatters Vladimir Putin over his own country.

And now comrade, you as are all conservatives who support Trump forever tied to all things Stalinist, and Communist, but that is a forgone conclusion isn't it?

And we have many threads on this board and other sites to constantly remind you from now on just who the communist supporters are.

Stalin would be so proud of you comrade ex.
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why should convicted felons not be aloud to vote?
That's "allowed", and they're not except in four states, Virginia being one of them, based solely on white supremecist laws aimed squarely at preventing African Americans from voting. Which is just one more example of Clinton's basket of deplorables being spot on accurate huh?
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The felon disenfranchisement laws were described by their sponsors as "the solution to the negro voter problem".
Sure, that was a hundred years ago, but for the GOP, maintaining these laws is still "the solution to the negro voter problem".
Without these laws the Democrat would have won the last 7 presidential contests.
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why should convicted felons not be aloud to vote?
The issue is not whether felons should be allowed to vote, which they should be after their sentence is completed, but McAuliffe violating the Virginia Constitution. Skews loves him some dictator action.

Skews, in typical progressive fashion, made it out to be about blacks and white supremacists. Skews' problem is he has no clue about Virginia's history. Virginia passed their criminal disenfranchisement law on Jan. 14, 1830. Guess which race this law affected in 1830, and it isn't blacks?
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