Skip to comments.Northam says he's restored voting rights of 10,000 former felons
Posted on 02/12/2019 10:37:25 AM PST by maggief
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced Tuesday that since he took office, voting rights have been restored to more than 10,000 residents previously convicted of felony charges.
The announcement comes as Northam has faced calls from prominent Democratic politicians in Virginia and elsewhere to resign after he admitted he wore blackface to a dance party during college.
I believe in second chances and making our Commonwealth more open and accessible to all, Northam said in a statement released by his office.
"Virginians who have repaid their debts should be able to return to society, get a good job, and participate in our democracy," he added.
According to the figures released by Northam's office, 10,992 Virginians have had their rights restored, including the right to serve on a jury and hold public office, since he took office last year.
"This is an important achievement that marks my administrations unwavering commitment to fairness, rehabilitation, and restorative justice," Northam added in his statement.
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How could Virginians have voted for this through-and-through creep? Killing babies isn’t enough for him. Now he empowers the scum of society to vote, same as law abiding people. Do we need more damaged and/or screwed up people voting? That’s what dummocraps are for.
Probably a dumb question, but do these 10,000 felons also get their 2nd amendment rights restored?
How nice. I wonder who they will vote for?
He thinks this will delight law-abiding African Americans, and as a result they’ll forget about the blackface thing.
Virginia is a beautiful state, but a stinking gas-station toilet politically.
What a total douchebag
The whole idea of charging a Felony is the fact that there are no former Felons. Once a Felon, always a Felon.
Might as well erase the distinction between a Felony and a Misdemeanor.
What was the alternative? Seems to me that Ed Gillespie wasn't all that, neither.
“The people will choose such men as think as they do themselves.”
- James Iredell, Sr, Debate in North Carolina Ratifying Convention, 1788
northern va is full of carpetbagging new yorkers and jersyites....nuff said
No groveling, no concessions, and no initiatives will be enough.
Northam will spend the rest of his political career catering to every black whim and demand.
I thought this had already been done I thought they all voted in 2016 too. I could be remembering wrong though.
But then, they did already. Or rather, he was willingly already one of them.
Really? Since when ?!?
The clear distinction is the amount of punishment that can be given.
Once the State has ceased punishment, the individuals full citizenship must be restored.
Now the blacks have their old white man bitch who will do what ever they say
Yeah, but did he pay for their hoods and new memberships to the VA-KKK?
Wow. So many Dems in one place at one time. All those felons!
He should have set up a huge Blues Brothers impersonator prison show and then personally have done a command performance blackface Michael Jackson moonwalk lip synch for old times’ sake. Bring down the house.
Like the James Brown sequence in the T.A.M.I. Show (1964) where he had to be pulled onto the stage again due to cheers from the audience.
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