The Democratic governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, is a close friend of Hillary Clinton, and Virginia is a swing state in presidential elections. There are 200,000 convicted felons in Virginia who could swing the outcome in that state from Republican to Democratic this November. The Democratic governor himself was elected by a margin of only 50,000 votes. Governor McAuliffe, without approval by the Virginia legislature, just ordered that 200,000 convicted felons there will get the right to vote in the upcoming November election.
The Speaker of the Virginia House responded with this statement: “I am stunned yet not at all surprised by the governor’s action.” He pointed out how the Democratic Governor probably aspires to be picked by Hillary Clinton for a Cabinet position if she becomes president. The Governor’s unprecedented order affects juries, because he allows persons convicted of serious crimes to serve on them. We do not want murderers sitting on juries, and we do not need them voting either.
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