Around the South for May 13: GA, LA & VA


Georgia: GOPers want to censure Deal. Delegates to a 3rd District Republican convention, in western Georgia, passed a resolution calling for the censure of Gov. Nathan Deal (R) for vetoing the “religious liberty” bill passed by the legislature, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A majority of delegates in other districts passed “deep disappointment” resolutions, but stopped short of calling for censure. State Sen. Josh McKoon (R), author of the religious liberty bill, spoke in opposition to the censure resolution ……. Louisiana: Edwards spokesman slams Florida’s Scott. Richard Carbo, spokesman for Gov. John Bel Edwards (D), hit back at Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) plan to come to Louisiana to try to lure business to the Sunshine State because of Louisiana’s move toward tax hikes, reports “While [Scott] supported Bobby Jindal’s plans that have crippled our state and led to two credit downgrades, Gov. Edwards has worked night and day to stabilize our state from the reckless policies Gov. Scott’s coming to promote.” ……. Virginia: Most ex-felons were non-violent. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) office released an analysis that contends that 80% of the ex-convicts now eligible to vote because of the governor’s executive order were convicted of non-violent offenses. Some 46% of the newly enfranchised voters are African-American, 51% are white …….