For now, leftists’ disturbing plan to let felons vote so Hillary could win has been thwarted. For now.
When Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced he would be restoring the voting rights of over 200,000 convicted felons, it was clear to everybody that it was purely an attempt to turn Virginia over to the Democrats in November.
Criminals vote for Democrats, so letting them vote means his state will “go blue.”
It’s a shameless and rather disgusting partisan move – but we expected no less from Democrats.
Then in announcing that all these criminal could vote, he told ABC that he was like Abraham Lincoln freeing the slaves. Except they were slaves who were becoming free, not felons who were going to vote for Hillary.
Big difference, Terry.
Anyway, that’s been halted, temporarily, at least.
In a 4-3 ruling, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that McAuliffe doesn’t have the right to issue an executive action granting blanket restoration of rights to felons.
“The unprecedented scope, magnitude, and categorical nature of Governor McAuliffe’s Executive Order” exceeded his authority, wrote Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons in the decision, The Hill is reporting.
“Never before,” Lemons wrote, “have any of the prior 71 Virginia governors” issued such a clemency order of any kind, “whether to restore civil rights or grant a pardon, to an entire class of unnamed felons without regard for the nature of the crimes or any other individual circumstances relevant to the request.”
This hasn’t fazed McAuliffe. He said he’s going to give Virginia to Hillary Clinton, come hell or high water. How? Autopen.
The Governor said he’s going to use his autopen to individually have the 206,000 orders signed individually.
In fact, that’s what he said he would do if he lost this ruling (he knew he would, folks), mocking Republicans.
“Let me tell you, the next day, I will sit at my desk, probably with the assistance of my autopen, and I will sign 206,000 orders,” McAuliffe said, referring to a machine that simulates personal signatures. “They will have their rights back that day. This is much ado about nothing.”
Amazingly, McAuliffe’s order also restored the right of hundreds of sex offenders and murderers. McAuliffe calls this a “clerical error,” but the state still hasn’t checked the felony records of any of these people from other states. And by restoring the voting rights of felons, it also allows them to run for public office.
“He won’t be able to cover up his mistakes as clerical errors and he will have to explain to Virginians why convicted murderers should serve on juries and child predators should be able to run for school board,” a spokesman for the Virginia House speaker said.
But Democrats aren’t worried about that. They’ve got bigger fish to fry than that.
They’ve got to get Hillary into the White House. No matter what.