Sen. McEachin States Signing of Voter Suppression Bill “affront to Virginians and the Constitution”

Senator A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) today issued this statement about Governor McDonnell signing Senate Bill 1, the voter suppression bill. Senator McEachin said, “I am disappointed and dismayed that the governor and his Republican allies in the General Assembly continue their partisan, divisive, rightwing, radical agenda unabated..

The very foundation of our democracy is the right to vote and when we put impediments before our citizens’ voting rights, we endanger our very form of government.     “This bill will cost significant resources in training and administration for election officials. In this economy, as we have too few dollars for education, public safety and transportation, we should not be wasting valued monies to suppress voting.

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