Foundation Seeks Info on 60,000 Felons Given Voting Rights by Virginia Governor

Amid reports that Virginia’s Democrat Governor (and Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign chairman) Terry McAuliffe restored voting rights to as many as 60,000 felons in advance of Election Day without the legally-required individual review, the Public Interest Legal Foundation sent a request to the Virginia Department of Elections to inspect the voter roll maintenance records relating to those felons.

“Laws no longer matter to powerful people interested in keeping their power,” said J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation. “We have asked state election officials to inspect records demonstrating the extent of the Governor’s lawlessness.”

Under Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act, the public has the right to inspect voter roll maintenance records and to sue non-compliant registrars in federal court.