New York’s Democrat governor has decided to restore voting rights for felons in the state. This is a thing Democrats are doing now. Terry McAuliffe, the former governor of Virginia and also a Democrat did the same thing last year. It’s almost like they’re just trying to create new Democrat voters.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Cuomo to Pardon, Restore Voting Rights to 35,000-Plus Felons on Parole
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D.) will be granting all convicted felons in the state who are on parole a pardon, a move that will restore voting rights to more than 35,000 people.
The pardons would allow Cuomo to work around the state legislature, which has not approved any such measure on criminal justice reform, the New York Times reports.
Under current New York law, convicted felons may only vote again after they have completed their parole or are on probation.
The executive order excludes parolees with certain firearms offenses.
“The pardons following this executive order and all future restorations of voting rights, shall not include rights with respect to the receipt, transportation or possession of firearms as provided by New York Penal Law Section 400,” the order states…
“I’m unwilling to take no for an answer,” Cuomo said. “I’m going to make it law by executive order.”
When Democrats can’t get legal voters to support them, they just make new voters.
It’s so easy.