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Saturday, June 04, 2016

Hiccup in restoration of voting rights to Virginia felons

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia House and Senate leaders say there is a hiccup in connection with a sweeping order from Governor Terry McAuliffe to restore voting rights to Virginia felons.

In April, Governor McAuliffe cleared the way for 206,000 felons to head back to the polls. 10 On Your Side has learned that some of those people should have never been given the opportunity.

McAuliffe has said rights would be restored only for felons who had completed their sentences and parole. However, that is not the case, according to a Washington Post investigation, which discovered several violent felons currently in prison or on supervised probation had their rights restored.

The new development is fueling the fire for Republicans who believe the clemency order is a political stunt.



Anonymous said...

NO, NO, NO, NO! NO voting rights restored to felons!! Future Democrat Voters.

Anonymous said...

I never understood why those rights, or any others, were 'taken away' from 'felons'. Most politicians are felons but they do a helluva lot worse than any felon, now or then.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
NO, NO, NO, NO! NO voting rights restored to felons!! Future Democrat Voters.

June 5, 2016 at 12:46 AM

Am I the only one who sees something wrong with that statement?

Anonymous said...

I'm a felon who just got hos voting rights back and I just registered republican and will be voting for Trump, and though I understand why people don't like this policy, not all of us are dumb enough to ever vote democrat. God forbid we actually be rehabilitated and intelligent enough to see reality, right? People have no problem locking people up to be rehabilitated, so why not give the chance to actually be a part of society once they have repayed their debt to society. Nah, just keep them on the revolving door back to prison. And no, I am not defending this crooked governor and this total sham policy to secure dem votes, but with a candidate like clinton the dems are pulling every trick they can to give that skank a chance. Not surprising, but Trump WILL BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT. Mark my words. Dems, you are on notice, the rest of us have had enough of your BS. You will lose, hillary will go to jail, and your homo-utopia and refugee cuddling days are numbered. Real Americans are coming this November to take OUR country back. And all tou sanders supporters.... feel free to move to chile or argentina or any crap socialist country out there and experience what you think you want. Just not gonna happen here. Trump is coming with a mandate from real Americans to take you to the trash.

Anonymous said...

June 5, 2016 at 4:17 AM

people are brainwashed in this country. and they don't know how many different felonies there are, non violent felonies at that.