via Think Progress:
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) is taking action to restore the voting rights of thousands of ex-offenders in the state after a court decision Friday put them in jeopardy. He’s getting around the Virginia Supreme Court’s ruling against him by signing 200,000 individual clemency grants to the state’s ex-offenders to ensure their right to vote in November.[…]
But just hours after the decision, McAuliffe vowed to push back by signing clemency grants for the state’s ex-offenders one by one.
“The struggle for civil rights has always been a long and difficult one, but the fight goes on,” he wrote. “I remain committed to moving past our Commonwealth’s history of injustice to embrace an honest process for restoring the rights of our citizens, and I believe history and the vast majority of Virginians are on our side.”
- That, right there, is fear. Now you know what it looks like. He is so afraid of losing power himself that he’s willing to do anything to keep it. That alone should bother you.
- The court ruling didn’t put voting rights for felons in jeopardy. They already didn’t have them. The court ruling just reaffirmed the law already in place. But regressives don’t like laws.
- You can struggle for the “civil rights” of felons all you want. When do we start struggling for the “civil rights” of their victims? Oh, that’s right. Regressives don’t give a crap about them. Victims are a mixed bag of voters, while felons usually lean democrat. Got it. See number one in this list.