Not one to be deterred by the state Supreme Court, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is determined to put his thumb on the scale in order to deliver the Old Dominion to Hillary. Pushing back on a July ruling that smited his executive order to restore the voting rights of over 200,000 felons, the longtime soldier in the Clinton crime family is doing his dirty work piecemeal. On Monday, McAuliffe is to proudly announce that he has reviewed and restored rights to 13,000 former felons who will be sufficiently grateful to go to the polls and cast their votes for the Clinton restoration.
The Washington Post reports “Virginia’s McAuliffe to announce restoration of voting rights to 13,000 felons”:
Gov. Terry McAuliffe will announce Monday that he has restored voting rights to 13,000 felons on a case-by-case basis after Republicans and state Supreme Court justices last month stopped his more sweeping clemency effort.
McAuliffe’s planned action, confirmed by two people with knowledge of it, comes about a month after the Supreme Court of Virginia invalidated an executive order the Democratic governor issued in April. With that order, McAuliffe restored voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who had completed their sentences.
McAuliffe said his original order would move Virginia away from a harsh lifetime disenfranchisement policy that hits African Americans particularly hard.
Republicans, incensed that it covered violent and nonviolent offenders alike, said the move was really a bid to add Democrat-friendly voters to the rolls ahead of November’s presidential elections, when the governor’s close friend and political ally, Hillary Clinton, will be on the ballot.
Republicans also found the McAuliffe administration had mistakenly restored rights to 132 sex offenders still in custody and to several convicted murderers on probation in other states.
Contending that the governor had overstepped his authority by restoring rights en masse rather than case by case, GOP legislative leaders took him to court and won. Since 13,000 of the 200,000 felons had already registered to vote, the court ordered the state to once again put their names on its list of banned voters.
Immediately after that ruling, McAuliffe vowed to use an autopen to individually sign orders restoring rights. He promised to do the first 13,000 within a week and all 200,000 within two.
Governor Terry will continue to diligently work to get as many of the remaining 187,000 processed by November. He has a vested interest in the results of the upcoming election given that he is currently under investigation by the feds for campaign finance violations. With the Justice Department having been politicized under Barack Obama he is going to need it stay in the hands of the Democrats in order for a favorable result to come down that will keep his mangy ass out of the iron bar hotel.