October 13, 2016 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

PREVIEW: Virginia Republicans Playing Politics with Voting Rights…Again

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Today, Virginia Republicans are holding a joint hearing on the upcoming election with the goal of ginning up enthusiasm for their attempts to limit participation in our democracy.

What is this really about?

  • Political grandstanding aimed at discrediting the election before it happens;
  • Effort to distract from the fact that they are bereft of ideas to make Virginians' lives better; and
  • Continuation of their efforts to harass, intimidate, and discourage voter participation in our democracy.

"From multiple lawsuits, efforts to permanently disenfranchise felons, onerous voter ID laws that make it harder for certain people to vote - today's political grandstanding is the latest example of the Republican agenda to erect as many obstacles as possible between Virginians and the ballot box," said Emily Bolton, Communications Director of the Democratic Party of Virginia