A HUGE Blow To Hillary Clinton In Virginia!….. Virginia Supreme Court Strikes Down McAuliffe’s Order On Felon Voting Rights
Terry McAuliffe promised Hillary the State of Virginia with the THOUSANDS of “Felon Votes”, but it’s NOT going to happen now!….Papa Mike
Gov. Terry McAuliffe holds up the order he signed to restore rights to felons in Virginia at the Capitol in Richmond VA Fri. April 22, 2016.
By GRAHAM MOOMAW Richmond Times-Dispatch
The Supreme Court of Virginia on Friday struck down Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring voting rights to 206,000 felons, dealing a severe blow to what the governor has touted as one of his proudest achievements in office.
In a 4-3 ruling, the court declared McAuliffe’s order unconstitutional, saying it amounts to a unilateral rewrite and suspension of the state’s policy of lifetime disenfranchisement for felons.
The court 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.
As of this week, 11,662 felons had registered to vote under McAuliffe’s orders. The court gave a cancellation deadline of Aug. 25.
McAuliffe, a Democrat, took the sweeping action in April, saying he was doing away with an unusually restrictive voting policy that has a disproportionate impact on African-Americans. In a legal challenge, Republican leaders argued McAuliffe overstepped his power by issuing a blanket restoration order for violent and nonviolent felons with no case-by-case review.
The court majority found that McAuliffe did indeed overstep his authority.
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Jim Hoft With The Gateway Pundit Jul 24th, 2016
Wikileaks released nearly 20,000 hacked emails it says are from the accounts of Democratic National Committee officials on Friday.
The documents were released just days before the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia
The hacked emails revealed the DNC’s hatred for Bernie Sanders and his movement.
One email talks about how DNC moles had infiltrated the Bernie campaign.
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The documents have been so damaging to the Democrat Party that DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not speak at the convention this week in Philadelphia.
The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party’s convention next week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee’s impartiality during the Democratic primary.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not have a major speaking role in an effort “to keep the peace” in the party, a Democrat familiar with the decision said. The revelation comes following the release of nearly 20,000 emails.
One email appears to show DNC staffers asking how they can reference Bernie Sanders’ faith to weaken him in the eyes of Southern voters. Another seems to depict an attorney advising the committee on how to defend Hillary Clinton against an accusation by the Sanders campaign of not living up to a joint fundraising agreement.
Wasserman Schultz is expected to gavel the convention in and out, but not speak in the wake of the controversy surrounding the leaked emails, a top Democrat said.
Things got a bit spicy on CNN’s State of the Union this weekend when Jake Tapper interviewed Secretary of State John Kerry about the recent terror attack in Nice. Kerry was rather matter of fact about what was being done, at least right up until the point when he claimed that ISIS is, “on the run, and I believe what we’re seeing are the desperate actions of an entity that sees the noose closing around it.”
As transcribed at Real Clear Politics, Tapper wasn’t having much of that answer. Rather than simply accepting it and moving along, he pushed back on the nation’s chief diplomat, informing him that ISIS has one heck of a success record of late for a group that’s on the run. The section of the interview in question begins at roughly the two minute mark of the video:
If anything, Kerry’s answer is even more dumbfounding.
“Jake… Jake… it depends what you mean by ISIS. I don’t know this guy was ISIS. Nor do you.”
I’m sorry… did you really just say it depends what you mean by ISIS? Is this some sort of Clintonesque moment where you’re going to start asking what we mean by the word “is” now?
In any event, this was one of those all too rare moments in the media when an anchor actually poked back at a rather laughable statement. I understand what John Kerry is trying to get at here, just to be clear. ISIS is clearly losing territory in terms of establishing their permanent Caliphate in the desert, and if things keep up at the current pace they may well be confined to a much smaller space centering on Syria for some time to come. But that’s not really the true danger ISIS represents to the west, is it? Al Qaeda was never known for holding all that much in the way of actual “territory” unless you count their partnership with the Taliban in Afghanistan, but it didn’t stop them from striking all over the world. The only thing that slowed them down was taking the battle straight into their teeth and killing them in the largest numbers possible in multiple countries. What we’re fighting isn’t one army holding on to a piece of land. We’re battling an evil ideology which is spreading through mosques and other gathering places around the world, even in our own country.
That’s the ISIS we’re fighting. And as Tapper so ably pointed out, they are clearly not “on the run.”
Dedicated to our brave men and women in blue who go out every day to protect and serve our communities… running into dangerous situations as we run away from them, and hoping to make it home to their families safe each and every night. God bless all the men & women in “BLUE” you remain in my prayers each and every day and the killing of these brave individuals”MUST STOP NOW”……Papa Mike