Today the Supreme Court of Virginia struck down Governor McAuliffe’s restoration of the voting rights to over 206,000 felons.
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
The court declared McAuliffe’s order unconstitutional, and ordered the Virginia Department of Elections to “cancel the registration of all felons who have been invalidly registered” under McAuliffe’s April 22 executive order and subsequent orders. The court gave a cancellation deadline of Aug. 25.
As of this week, 11,662 felons had registered to vote as a result of McAuliffe’s action.
This is great news!