Virginia is the reddest state in America by voting averages btw. How weird is this?
Virginia state lawmakers on Monday officially voted in favor of legislation that will end the death penalty in the state, making the commonwealth the 23rd state to do so.
“It is vital that our criminal justice system operates fairly and punishes people equitably,” Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn and Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw said in a joint statement Monday. “We all know the death penalty doesn’t do that. It is inequitable, ineffective, and inhumane.”