Of the 206,000 eligible people that the Governor’s order re-enfranchised, only 7,500 have actually registered. Which is a small detail that this article seems to gloss over and totally miss, in order to hit on its main point, which is the advance notification that certain activist groups got from the Governor’s office before he officially announced, to give them time to organize, though as we can see, it was pretty much for naught statistically speaking. What it also means is that I should haven’t been so worried; I’m a bit disappointed in myself for not predicting this and refusing to participate in the boilerplate sky-is-falling panic in earnest. We know why Terry McAuliffe did it, to swing Virginia for the Clintons, as this is why the Clinton machine spent so much energy getting him as Governor in 2013, but I never guess his first big putsch in that stead would be such a box office flop. It’s like the ZOMG GREAT HISPANIC VOTER TIDAL WAVE LOL~!!!!!1, a whole lot of smoke but hardly any fire. All these Hispanic/Latino/immigrant voter registration and citizenship drives this year are the same kind of failures.
Whenever a politician is banking on the youth vote, the Hispanic vote and/or the felon vote, he’s pretty much writing his concession speech.