VA Gov. Ralph Northam Goes On Far-Left Signing Spree Targeting Guns and the Unborn

Brittany M. Hughes | April 13, 2020
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In the midst of a statewide economic shutdown and a viral pandemic, Virginia Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam found the time to go on a signing spree for all manner of insane far-left legislation this weekend, greenlighting everything from virtually unrestricted abortions to people voting without showing I.D.

The governor -- who remains in office despite having worn blackface (or was it a KKK hood?) to a college party, which we were given to understand was a career-ending no-no -- did away with Virginia’s photo I.D. requirement for voting, kicking open the door to all manner of voter fraud in the Old Dominion state. The governor's office alleges that “Voter ID laws disenfranchise individuals who may not have access to photo identification, and disproportionately impact low-income individuals, racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities,” despite the fact that any resident can obtain a photo I.D. at a local DMV for about $5.

Northam also signed legislation that “implement[s] automatic voter registration for individuals accessing service at a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office or the DMV website,” as well as a new law making Election Day a state holiday and repealing Jackson-Lee Day, a holiday commemorating two of Virginia’s most famous Confederate generals. 

On the abortion front, Northam signed new laws doing away with the state’s 24-hour waiting period for an elective abortion, and the requirement that an ultrasound be conducted prior to an abortion.

With respect to guns, Northam signed bills that arbitrarily limited handgun purchases to one per month, expanded background checks and allow the police to confiscate weapons from a person subjectively deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.