Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-Virginia) issued a ginormous Fuck You to his conservative opponents on Friday after the State Supreme Court said he could not give back voting rights to 206,000 citizens at once. In his statement, McAuliffe, a Libtarded SJW who exists solely to irritate the hell out of the Republican leadership of the Old Dominion State, declared he would instead individually grant each and every person his or her civil right to vote. And there is nothing anyone can do about it, so there!
In what had to be one of the biggest wastes of time ever in the history of political grandstanding lawsuits, the whiny Republicans made the case to the Court that McAuliffe should not be allowed to restore felons’ rights to vote in one fell swoop, because that would be too efficient. No sir, he needs to go through each and every case, one at a time, and sign his name so he can make sure he knows exactly what he is doing, just like clicking “okay” on those terms and conditions on the porn sites they don’t ever look at, because it’s a sin and a public health crisis to boot.
The sad men lamented this was all just a big scheme to allow minorities the ability to vote for Democrats, most likely Crooked Hillary, because everyone knows felons are black and blacks won’t vote for Trump anyways. Just ask Breitbart.
But, as NPR’s Pam Fessler reported earlier this month, Virginia Republicans said McAuliffe only has the authority to restore voting rights on a case-by-case basis. They argued that restoring rights individually allowed an ex-offender’s crime can be taken into consideration.
“Republicans suspect the real motive for McAuliffe’s order is political,” Pam reported. “The governor is a close ally of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who could benefit from more African-American voters if the race in Virginia is tight. McAuliffe denied that was his reason for issuing the order.”
Pam spoke to a felon, released from prison just over a month ago, who said he welcomed the governor’s stance on felon voting rights and looked forward to registering once he was off parole.
“It means you count,” Anthony Puryear said.
Virginia is one of only ten states that does not have an easy way for felons to restore their voting rights after their time is served, and it also has one of the highest rates of disenfranchisement. Republicans prefer to win campaigns in the courtroom instead of changing their party platform to be less White Sheet Klanish and more racially inclusive. Go figure!
Unfortunately for the Republicans in Virginia, their governor is way more committed than they are, and he’s smarter, too. Damn elitist snob! He went so far he cited Jesus as a reason, saying, “People make mistakes in life. You shouldn’t have to live with that for the rest of your life. I believe in redemption. I’m an Irish Catholic, and I just think it’s the right thing to do.” I dunno, that sounds like Freedom of Consciousness or Religious Conviction or something. It’s almost GOPish when you look at it that way. Heavens, I think he beat them at their own game.