Ad #2 Text: Stand With Gov. McAuliffe and Democrats Fighting to Protect Your Voting Rights
Virginia Republicans boast a long and methodical history of restricting voting rights in the Commonwealth. Most recently, they concocted a partisan ploy to hold Governor McAuliffe in contempt of the Supreme Court of Virginia ruling that stripped 13,000 newly-registered voters of their civil rights. The following day, Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment filed a Constitutional Amendment that would permanently marginalize violent felons – a move that was deemed an “essentially racist project” by the Washington Post Editorial Board.
Despite the fact that 65 percent of Virginians support restoration of rights efforts, Virginia Republicans refuse to represent the will of their constituents and barrel forward with their cynical mission to restrict the fundamental right to vote at every opportunity.