Republicans Go Ballistic over Restored Voting Rights for Felons
The world is changing, and conservatives want it to stop so they can get off. They’re still in a snit because they might bump into one of them there trans-jenn, uhh, lesbio, aaarrrggghh!!! — PURVURTS!!! — in the bathroom!
And now, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has restored full Constitutional rights — including the right to vote — to all felons who have completed their prison sentences.
Approximately 206,000 ex-offenders who have paid their debts to society will now be allowed to vote. Virginia Republicans are in such extreme shock, some of them are wandering into the wrong bathroom.
Needless to say, Virginia Republicans have filed a lawsuit to keep them ex-convicts out there on the fringes where they belong. Their hired gun is Charles Cooper, the same attorney who went to the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the gay marriage ban. (How’d that work out for them?)
In most states — as well as in every other industrialized country in the world except this one — people who have completed their sentence/parole are allowed to vote. Kudos to Governor McAuliffe for dragging the State of Virginia kicking and screaming into the 21st century.