Forget about that alleged pre-election al Qaeda terror threat, the real menace in the state of Virginia is sitting in the governor’s mansion. In a jaw-dropping display of political chicanery, Governor Terry McAuliffe has restored the voting rights of tens of thousands of felons who will be counted on to reward him at the polls by casting their votes for Hillary Clinton.
McAuliffe, a longtime soldier for the Clinton crime family has reportedly signed off on the restoration of voting rights to over 60,000 former convicts who if you go by demographics would be overwhelmingly black. The number is over four times what had originally been announced and he was able to accomplish this feat due to a slick bit of trickery – he reportedly used a mechanical autopen to circumvent requirements imposed by the courts.
In a bombshell “EXCLUSIVE”, the Daily Caller reports “Virginia Gov. Pardons 60,000 Felons, Enough To Swing Election”:
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has granted voting rights to as many as 60,000 convicted felons just in time for them to register to vote, nearly five times more than previously reported and enough to win the state for his long-time friend, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
McAuliffe sought to allow all of Virginia’s estimated 200,000 felons to vote, but state courts said each individual felon’s circumstances must be weighed. To get around that, McAuliffe used a mechanical autopen to rapidly sign thousands of letters, as if he had personally reviewed them, even as his office was saying the total was 13,000.
Now, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned that McAuliffe — who managed Clinton’s unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign — churned out five times as many letters before the registration deadline than publicly claimed.
Virginia officials expressed surprise that McAuliffe had signed so many more letters than previously reported. Registrars and state legislators told TheDCNF they had no idea, and even officers of the state Board of Elections were kept in the dark.
Registrars could look up a felon’s status one name at a time in a Secretary of the Commonwealth database, if they had his or her Social Security number, but the system didn’t display the total number of those restored.
Lashawnda S. Singleton, spokesman for Virginia’s Secretary of the Commonwealth, did not respond to TheDCNF’s request for the data.
After TheDCNF asked Clara Belle Wheeler, vice-chairman of the Virginia Board of Elections and a Republican, she was told by Edgardo Cortes, Commissioner of the Department of Elections, that the total was somewhere between 50,000 and 60,000.
“Cortes stated that the names were available to the general registrars thru the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website. He stated that the number was between 50 and 60,000 names. He was unable to be more precise,” Wheeler told TheDCNF.
“He assured me that the entire 216,000 felons were not sent voter registration cards. He stated that only those who had completed voter registration forms which were submitted to the general registrars either in paper forms or via the on-line citizen portal were registered to vote. He did not know the number of felons whose rights had been restored who have registered to vote,” she said.
Those who received McAuliffe’s letter also got voter registration forms with pre-paid return postage. No others in Virginia received such a service.
When TheDCNF pointed out that 60,000 could tip an election, Wheeler said “I am acutely and chronically aware of that.” She also noted that McAuliffe has explicitly asked felons to vote for Clinton.
In any country with a functional political system and an honest media this would be a huge scandal but has been met by the usual sound of crickets from the establishment press which has been shamelessly in the bag for Hillary from the get-go.
Given McAuliffe’s longtime ties to the Clintons it is an outrage that he is allowed to abuse his office in order to influence an election on behalf of his cronies but that’s just the way we roll in the banana republic of Obamastan.
Originally published at Downtrend.com