This is apparently how the Democrats plan to keep Virginia blue. In the meantime, it’s the same Governor McAuliffe who’s being investigated by the FBI for possible illegal campaign contributions.

Via WSJ.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe restored voting rights to 13,000 people with felony records on Monday, a fraction of the 206,000 felons whose rights he had hoped to restore before being blocked last month by the state Supreme Court.

Mr. McAuliffe said he was granting the requests on a case-by-case basis, as required by the court.

Last month the Virginia Supreme Court in a 4-3 ruling struck down a series of orders by Mr. McAuliffe that would have offered a blanket restoration of rights for convicted felons who have served their sentences while also completing parole and probation. The court’s majority said the orders were of an “unprecedented scope” that violated limits on a governor’s power to grant clemency.

Speaking Monday at the Civil Rights Memorial in Richmond, Mr. McAuliffe said restoration of rights for taxpaying citizens is “one of the pressing civil rights issues of our day.”

Mr. McAuliffe, a Democrat, said he was disappointed Republican legislative leaders had challenged his orders and prompted the court ruling. He also outlined a new process for felons seeking restoration of rights…

Republicans say Mr. McAuliffe is using the restoration issue for political gain and to help his longtime ally, Hillary Clinton. Virginia is a swing state that is becoming increasingly blue, particularly in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Virginia reliably voted for the Republican presidential nominee for decades, until President Obama carried the state with 235,000 more votes than John McCain in 2008, and 150,000 more votes than Mitt Romney in 2012.


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  1. Teri says:

    My beautiful state of Virginia has been blue in more ways than one these past 10 years. Northern Va. is very liberal but does that mean the whole state goes to hell ? The system is rigged. McAuliffe is a weasel who lives in the Clintons pants. I can only pray because we are in those times of good vs. evil. When one can see the fraud and deciet happening before our very eyes and it is accepted it makes one a bit pessimistic. I will continue to fight because it aint over till its over.

  2. Alain41 says:

    These 13k felons may be a fraction of the 206k that he previously did by blanket order. But it’s 100% of those that applied to local voting boards for voting registration following his blanket order.

  3. cbldski says:

    Terry McAuliffe, is just another Clinton hack. What makes this moron think these convicts are even going to bother to vote. It is going to take more then this to get crooked Hillary Clinton elected.

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