Terry McAuliffe: ‘Proudest moment of my life’ was order allowing convicted felons to vote

Terry McAuliffe: ‘Proudest moment of my life’ was order allowing convicted felons to vote
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe told civil rights activists that the “proudest moment” of his life was restoring voting rights for thousands of felons in Virginia.

Referring to the court challenges of his executive order, McAuliffe joked that he would be “all right” if he had to spend a few days in jail as a result of the situation.

Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, praised McAuliffe for restoring felons’ voting rights, calling him a civil and voting rights champion.

McAuliffe said his executive order, which initially covered 206,000 felons in Virginia, was the right decision despite the legal challenges that ensued. …

“It was the single largest enfranchisement for felons of any governor in the history of America. It was the right thing to do.”

McAuliffe told the audience that he was “sick and tired” of hearing felons who served their sentences tell him they cannot show their children an “I voted” sticker on Election Day.

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