60th District Digest May 20, 2016
Front page in today's Richmond Times Dispatch, U.S. Judge Upholds Virginia's Voter ID Law. In his ruling, the judge noted that Virginia provides free voter IDs, giving all of its citizens "an equal opportunity to participate in the electoral process."
I supported this bill because voting should be open to any legally qualified voter and providing a valid picture ID helps to ensure that.
You can see the full story here: http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/article_fb14253d-0f3b-5e95-bed3-e37b9eac0bb1.html.
Democrats filed suit against Virginia's Voter ID law, partly with funds provided by George Soros (http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/06/05/bankroller-of-democratic-voting-rights-cases-george-soros/?_r=0)
In spite of the fact that we have an attorney general who swore to uphold Virginia's laws, we were forced to pay over $100,000 to defend this law.
If you are dissatisfied with Attorney General Mark Herring's refusal to uphold Virginia's laws, contact him and tell his so at: http://ag.virginia.gov/ContactUsForm/ContactForm.aspx.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I hope you will sign up to receive regular legislative updates from my office. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any future questions or comments. It is an honor to represent you in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Quote of the Day:
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. Winston Churchill