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Virginia Governor, and Clinton Ally, Restores Voting Rights to Felons

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Pretty sure if these Virginia felons planned on voting for Donald Trump terry wouldn’t have done this…

(ABC News) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe today restored voting rights to 13,000 felons, circumventing a court ruling and defying objections to his earlier attempts from Republican legislators.

“We’re not going to waste any time about arguing about the old Virginia way,” McAuliffe, a Democrat, said while making the announcement at the Civil Rights Memorial on Capitol Square in Richmond.

“Let me put this in plain English: We will proceed,” he said.

The move comes after Republicans and the Supreme Court of Virginia stopped his earlier wide-ranging clemency effort, anexecutive order issued in April that would have restored voting rights to about 200,000 felons who had served their sentences.

Republicans were upset that the order included both violent and nonviolent offenders — en masse instead of case by case — and they accused the governor of trying to add voters to the registration rolls before November’s presidential election in a bid to help Hillary Clinton, a longtime friend and political ally.

Virginia GOP leaders took McAuliffe to court and defeated his plan. The court ordered the state to put the felons’ names back on its list of banned voters.

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