Virginia Governor Has Death Penalty Repeal on His Desk

The death penalty in the state of Virginia may soon cease to exist.

According to reports, state legislators have already passed the legislation.

The repeal of the order now sits on Democrat Governor Ralph Northam’s desk for his signature.

Major Turnaround

Of all the states in our Republic, the death penalty has been more prominent in Virginia than any other state.

Since colonial days, roughly 1,400 people have been put to death.

Since 1976, when the death penalty was reinstated by the Supreme Court, Virginia has executed 113 people, trailing only Texas in modern-era executions.

Governor Northam has already stated that he will sign it, making Virginia the 23rd state to outlaw the death penalty.

Republicans have immediately expressed concern regarding families getting the justice they deserve in the future.

Unfortunately, without the majority, there is nothing they can do to block Northam from signing this legislation.

You can read more about this report on Fox News.

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