Virginia Governor Allows Convicted Felons To Vote In Boost To Hillary's Election Odds

Tyler Durden's picture

As the Richmond Times Dispatch reports, Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed an order to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons in Virginia. The order applies to nonviolent and violent felons, and according to a confidential draft of research for the order obtained by the Richmond Times Dispatch, is authorized under the Constitution of Virginia. Why this surprising announcement now? As Reuters says, the "move that could help the Democratic nominee in November's presidential election."

In other words Hillary's elections chances just jump thanks to the support of convicted criminals as at least one state allowed them to vote. Expect many more states to follows.

McAuliffe tweeted a photo of himself signing the order in the state capital of Richmond, surrounded by members of his administration and others. "Virginia will no longer build walls and barriers to the ballot box – we will break them down,” McAuliffe said in a message on his Twitter account.

McAuliffe tweeted a photo of himself signing the order in the state capital of Richmond, surrounded by members of his administration and others.

"Under the Constitution of Virginia, the governor has the authority to remove political disabilities consequent upon conviction for felonies. Using this authority, the governor has issued an order restoring civil rights to a large number of Virginians currently disenfranchised for a felony conviction."

The times adds that effective today, the order applies to "any felon who has completed any term of incarceration and completed any period of supervised release, probation or parole, for any and all felony convictions."

McAuliffe is a friend and supporter of Hillary Clinton, and while state Republicans are not currently criticizing the idea as a whole, they are criticizing the fact that violent felons were included in the order, saying that including felons speaks to the political opportunism that accompanies such an order.

Republican John Whitbeck said that while mercy requires second chances, there are limits.

"Governor McAuliffe could easily have excluded those who have committed heinous acts of violence from this order, yet he chose not to. His decision to issue a blanket restoration, without regard to the nature of the crimes committed doesn't speak of mercy. Rather, it speaks of political opportunism."

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MilwaukeeMark's picture

How poetic, crooks voting for crooks.

BTW, I'm sure the people in the picture thought up and printed those signs all by day'selves.

pods's picture

Hey, how about restoring the natural right for people to defend themselves?

Thought so.  Scumbags, the lot of them.


MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

This is actually a very progressive decision. Young black youths are disproportionately sent to jail when compared to all other races, which pretty much damns them to a life of crime. Once they are sent to prison, their career prospects are tarnished by their criminal record, and they are introduced to a network of criminals. It's an absolute tragedy - we don't solve the problem of crime by destroying people's lives! These people need EDUCATION and guidance! Prisoners need to have a say too in our society, or things will never change.

Lumberjack's picture

You mean like Michael Milken who now preaches at the church of AGW through his generous foundation? Maybe the good governor will make them take hunters safety courses too.


Then again wasn't it liberal policies that got them there in the first place? Maybe they will realize that and vote conservative to help us all against illegal aliens that are voting too....

ZeroIntelligence's picture

Pods you nailed it.

I had to MDB-troll the NYT article about this a bit.  No replies to my comment to expand felons' rights even further, i.e. firearm ownership, jury duty, etc.  Nope, just voting.  Auspicious timing for the now oft-Blue VA.


TeamDepends's picture

Could it be any more obvious they want anyone but Trump?

AlaricBalth's picture

McAuliffe had a prolific fundraising career within the Democratic Party, and a personal and political relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton. McAuliffe and his staff raised $275 million, then an unprecedented sum, for Clinton's causes while president. After Bill Clinton's tenure ended, McAuliffe guaranteed the Clintons' $1.35 million mortgage for their home in Chappaqua, New York. The deal raised ethical questions. In 2000, McAuliffe chaired a fundraiser with the Clintons; setting a fundraising record of $26.3 million.

"When former White House chief of staff Erskine B. Bowles at the last minute balked at guaranteeing a $1.35 million mortgage for the Clintons' new house in Chappaqua, N.Y., McAuliffe rode to the president's rescue."

Looks like McAuliffe is riding to the rescue again!

DumpsterFire's picture

It seems there was a reason why only land owners and/or tax payers (depending on the state) were allowed to vote upon the USA's inception. 

jcaz's picture

Fuck you too, Terry.  A reflection of the belief of your constituants,  or just a paid-for, dick-imperialistic move? 

Too bad the VA voters are such pussies,  otherwise you'd be impeached Monday.

StychoKiller's picture

This Virginia Governor, is he perchance of Swedish descent?

Pairadimes's picture

This just how astonishingly corrupt our nation has become. We don't even try to hide this stuff.

Implied Violins's picture

Oh but they are PURPOSEFULLY doing this shit now. And if you are entertained, it's going to get even better - you ain't seen nuttin' yet! I bet we all run out of popcorn watching this kabuki. Gotta break the system so bad that the masses grasp for their 'solution' because ANYTHING is better than this...but I hope we don't settle, because it won't be.


Lumberjack's picture
Federal and State Prison Populations Soared Under Clinton, Report Finds


The federal and state prison populations rose more under former President Bill Clinton than under any other president, according to a report from a criminal justice institute to be released today.

In fact, the analysis of U.S. Justice Department statistics by the left-leaning Justice Policy Institute, a project of a San Francisco-based justice center, found that more federal inmates were added to prisons under Clinton than under presidents George Bush and Ronald Reagan combined.

MissCellany's picture

So now, here in Virginia, convicted felons can vote for Killary, the UNconvicted felon.


(Er...ALLEGED unconvicted felon...)


slightlyskeptical's picture

The war on drugs has destroyed the black youth, I will agree on that. I think all welfare programs need to have to have self improvement features required as part of getting benefits.

This order does not include 'prisoners'. It is for people that have finsihed their sentences and everything else required of them. They paid their due and should get a vote. Who they vote for doesn't matter. It should be a national law restoring these rights as soon as someone completes their sentence. Otherwise states will play with the rules for their own political advantage. On that front the decison should be reversed and this put into law instead of a one time waiver.

gatorengineer's picture

How about we end policing of the black community in its entirety?  Lets not jail another Monkey (Im sorry black person ever), for any crime, including homicide because its clearly raczist....  I think in a few short years the problem will self remedy, and the welfare rolls thinned.

fpdguy's picture

The best self-improvement feature would be not to have the welfare program in the first place.  That being said, of course these folks should be able to vote and carry guns and whatever else a free person in a free society that is not harming another is free to do.  Folks screw up sometimes.  Fine, get your spanking and get back to work.  Just make sure that everyone else's right to bear arms is not infringed so that those around them can extend a more permanent sentance if the situation calls for it.

fpdguy's picture

The best self-improvement feature would be not to have the welfare program in the first place.  That being said, of course these folks should be able to vote and carry guns and whatever else a free person in a free society that is not harming another is free to do.  Folks screw up sometimes.  Fine, get your spanking and get back to work.  Just make sure that everyone else's right to bear arms is not infringed so that those around them can extend a more permanent sentance if the situation calls for it.

salvadordaly's picture

You got that straight MDB. Let these fuckers vote! I mean it's not like we have real elections any way. I am sure these felons have never made bad decisions in there life before in any way. Go and ahead and let them arm up as well, i mean who needs consequinces in life any more? Every body is a victim nowadays, right? RIIIGHHHT?

Dixie Rect's picture

Hillary's husband is a rapist, so it makes perfect sense for rapists to be able to vote for her, the same way convicted felons should be allowed to vote for a fellow felon in Hitlery

kill switch's picture

Can't you find another place to haunt..let me suggest HUFPO!!!

sam i am's picture
Dmitry Rogozin has compared Russian women with Terminator, by Scott

awesome video, btw

Normalcy Bias's picture

Yeah, I'm sure those three can spell.

HopefulCynical's picture

Terry McAuliffe is one of the biggest shitstain scumbags on Earth. His pic is in the dictionary next to the word smarmy.

Mr Pink's picture

I knew that name sounded familiar. Wasn't he head of the DNC at one time? Virginia elected this scumbag??

I used to want to smash my tv when this pile of maggot shit was on

spiral galaxy's picture

McCulluff was almost beaten by Ken Cucinelli for the governorship but the GOP did shit to support him thinking he was going to lose! Ditto for the state senator. So basically the felon shit should not have happened except for the ass clown GOP leadership.

gatorengineer's picture

Mo Niggers, Mo Niggers, Mo Niggers.........

Augustus's picture

Maybe he should also have issued a pass for those wearing those ankle bracelet tracking devices to go to the voting booth.

TheObsoleteMan's picture

Maybe Obama will do this nationwide via his favorite way of doing things: EXECUTIVE ORDER. What does this tell you? Which is it, democrats are criminals, or criminals are democrats? Something I have known for years now.

WestVillageIdiot's picture

If you are the party of welfare recipients, illegal aliens, and felons, you have to make sure your policies create more welfare recipients, illegal aliens, and felons. 


DumpsterFire's picture

for Obama so loved the poor, he made millions more of them....

Big Corked Boots's picture

Dead people have rights too.

Bad Attitude's picture

Good point. If convicted felons can vote, why can't their dead victims vote, too?

Forward (over the cliff)!

zeronetwork's picture

Funny how time changes. Now convicted criminals are ready to elect big criminals.

stant's picture

Felons for felons program. Why the fuk not

Hohum's picture

If you served your time, why not?  Isn't the idea that if you do the time for the crime then you get a fresh start?  This order doesn't allow people in jail to vote, does it?

Scuba Steve's picture

Agreed, but there should be a trade-off ...

If a released prisoner from Gitmo goes on to have any part in the killing of a US citizen or soldier, the traitor who released them

hangs from a tree in fromt of the White House broadcast on C-Span.

Fair ?

Nemo DeNovo's picture

Yes, its fair.


All those here who rail on and on about what's 'right' and 'wrong', especially with gun right miss big points.

the 2nd says NOTHING about felons can't have a weapon after their crime is paid for, period.  ALL FREE men on the street should be able to be armed period!  If you are so dangerous then be put in a cage, if your are not then you have an ABSOLUTE and natural RIGHT to defend your life and those you love and care for by ANY MEANS Necessary, period end of sentence.

Dark Space's picture

I'm all for higher standards. If a prosecutor, judge, and police force send a man to prison through deceptive investigative and prosecutorial misconduct, can we make them serve out the innocent man's sentence as well?

skinwalker's picture

Given that most people are in jail for consensual acts that should not even be crimes in the first place, I agree with you. Additionally, most felons are nonviolent. 

Normalcy Bias's picture

Felons, illegals, Citizens of the World, why not?

Let's go full retard and crash this bitch faster. Prolonging the inevitable is going to be agonizing.

Laddie's picture

America is GONE. You can see it in criminals voting FROM JAILS AND PRISONS! ILLEGAL ALIENS voting and .gov does NOTHING about it.

They are changing the people of the currency and much more...

In San Jose they replaced the Liberty Bell with a statue of Montezuma, the Aztec emperor. History teaches us that in wars the conquerors start changing the street names and tearing down the reputation of the conquered people’s founders. This has been happening in South Africa since the whites voted for suicide in the elections of 1992 and 1994. You must realize that you are seeing this happen in your own country.

And you won't be able to protect yourself in the future:
Jews and Jewish organizations lead the gun control campaign by Professor Kevin MacDonald

And by successfully changing immigration policy, Jews have reduced the political power of the rural White subculture of America to the point that even though roughly 7 in 10 White males voted Republican (and ~60% of White females), Obama and the Democrats won the recent election. Even if the current push for gun control fails, we can expect that Jewish organizations will continue the push to disarm White males.

Jewish organizations are not at all against guns when they are in the hands of the police and other authorities. The ADL (see the ADL’s Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network) and the SPLC (Law Enforcement Training and Law Enforcement Resources) have made strong alliances with law enforcement in America.

Further, it has often been observed that Jewish organizations have historically favored a strong central government rather than states’ rights. For example, Jacques Berlinerblau, writing in The Chronicle of Higher Education (see here), notes that “Jewish voters … prefer cities and federal governments to backwaters and volatile statehouses. … All things equal, Jews like strong central governments, not a pastiche of local decision makers catering to majorities.”
Although Jewish organizations would not phrase it this way, the net result is that the thrust of Jewish activism has been to favor a strong central government with a monopoly on lethal force. Given Jewish hostility to the traditional people and culture of White America, this is a very foreboding combination as we head into the era of a non-White majority America.

The END of the 2nd Amendment through immigration displacement of the founding stock of America, the Whites.
This is discussed by Dr MacDonald:
The NRA will fall. It’s inevitable. Just look at the demographics. The Washington Post, October 19, 2015
by Adam Winkler professor at UCLA School of Law

silverer's picture

If you listen to Mark Levin on radio, it's interesting to get a take from a Jew who actually studied history and accepts reality. How many are aware of the many Jews who held high ranking positions in late 1930's Germany? They were all on board with the agenda, but then it backfired on them. It could happen again in the USA. I ask the Jews now, if you could go back in time to the Jewish ghettos in Poland, would you vote to disarm your fellow Jews, and leave it to the Nazis to decide their fate?

semperfi's picture

USSA - of the criminals, by the criminals, for the criminals

I thought the military was supposed to protect us from enemies external and internal - do your fucking jobs! - unless that is, its too late and you've donned black hats

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Terry's World... Terry's World... Party Time!...  Excellent!!!...

Perhap's Terrence can "sweetin the deal" to all those murderer(s) on death row that if they swear an oath of allegiance to Swillery their sentences will automatically be commutted and if they volunteer for military service they will be able to "stalk the streets" once again?...

Oh wait a minute on that last one...  The DOD has already been there and done that!

Collectivism Killz's picture

The horribly sad reality is that many of these felons, having seen the rot of the system from within, are probably better informed than most of your other democrat leaning constituents. I have met few people who have spent time in the military or jail who are fans of the system, that said, yes, many will still vote FSA.

silverer's picture

Did the gov sign anything that makes sure Virginia citizens serving in the armed forces won't get their votes counted again if they are outside the US? After all, it might hurt Hillary's chances.

BigDawgz's picture

Well, it's only fitting that known criminals will be electing in another known criminal in Hillary.