May 3, 2016 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

How far will Virginia Republicans go to disenfranchise voters?

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Virginia Republicans will stop at nothing to disenfranchise voters, and their true motivations are becoming increasingly difficult to conceal as they desperately attempt to file a baseless lawsuit. 
The glaring question Republicans refuse to answer is "why." The fear mongering by conjuring up images of "rape" and "murder" was not a sufficient answer.  Merely saying the word "Constitution" is not a sufficient answer. 

Here are a few key points about Virginia Republicans' lawsuit threat: 

  • No credible lawyer in Virginia would agree to represent Virginia Republicans.
  • Virginia Republicans hired a lawyer before they established grounds to file a lawsuit.
  • There has not been one credible Constitutional argument presented by Virginia Republicans to justify a lawsuit.
  • Republicans have resorted to demonizing a group of people who have served their time and re-entered their communities.
  • Instead of trying to earn the support of voters, Republicans continue their crusade to prevent Virginians from accessing the ballot box.
  • Virginia Republicans are so out of touch that they are planning on suing against a policy that exists without controversy in 40 other states.
  • This law is directly tied to Virginia's shameful history of racial segregation. This measure was established along with poll taxes and literacy tests. Republicans are planning on suing to uphold a Jim Crow law