Somebody needs to go back to law school in the state of Virginia when it comes to the issue of restoring voting rights for ex-felons.
On one side, you have civil rights advocates at the NAACP and the Advancement Project insisting the governor of the state can, by executive order, restore voting rights for people convicted of felonies after they serve their prison sentences.
On the other side, you have Virginia’s past two governors, Democrat Tim Kaine and current Gov. Republican Robert McDonnell, maintaining the state constitution restricts them from issuing an executive order to allow the state’s 325,000 ex-felons to vote.
One side is right, the other side is wrong. Now all we need is someone to make the call.
This week, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who is running for governor, weighed in on the controversy by releasing…
View original post 251 more words