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Decision by former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe means ex-con and self described pedophile can run for Congress

June 5, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Decision by former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe means ex-con and self described pedophile can run for Congress Nathan Larson, a self-declared racist, pedophile and ex-con is running for Congress in Virginia's 10th District. (Photo: Larson campaign)

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A self-admitted pedophile and convicted felon, who spent more than a year behind bars after he threatened to murder President George W. Bush, is going to be able to legally run for office in Virginia because of a 2016 ruling by then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe to reinstate voting rights to thousands of felons.

According to The Hill, Nathan Larson, 37, plans on running as an independent candidate in the state’s 10th Congressional District. He has displayed pro-pedophilia and incest beliefs, and, in an interview with HuffPo, called it “normal” for men to be attracted to young women.

Larson was prohibited from running for office in future elections after he pleaded guilty to sending the Secret Service a letter back in 2008 threatening to murder Bush, who was still in office at the time.

However, despite the fact that he is a convicted felon, Larson can now run in Virginia because McAuliffe, the former governor, reinstated voting rights to 13,000 felons in 2016, including Larson’s. Terry McAuliffe left his position this year after being term-limited.

Last year, Larson ran for Virginia’s House of Delegates – something he would not have been able to do without McAuliffe decision.

However, the effect of McAuliffe’s ruling is less clear when it comes to this year’s election because it is a federal race. After the story was released, Crystal Carson, McAuliffe’s spokesperson, contended that when it comes to House races, Larson is “constitutionally eligible anyway” because the United States Constitution doesn’t bar felons from serving.

“McAuliffe restored his right to vote, but he could always run,” Carson told Fox News.

The Virginia Department of Elections indicated that candidates must be “qualified to vote” to run for office.

As of currently, Larson still hasn’t backed down from making extreme, even repulsive statements.

Larson has frequently written on what is referred to as “incels” — or individuals who have struggled with being “involuntary celibate.” HuffPo said Larson verified that he wrote the online posts – which have since been removed — titled “Advantages of Father-Daughter Incest” and “The Justifiability of an Incel’s Kidnapping a Girl and Keeping Her as His Rape-Slave for Sex and Babymaking.”

In the story, HuffPo revealed that Larson was open about his pedophilia but insisted that he never committed any crimes. Another online post was also recovered in which he stated a desire to have sex with his daughter, though he didn’t believe it would happen because he doesn’t have custody. He told the news outlet that he has a 3-year-old child who lives with other family members.

Larson’s campaign platform indicated that he is supporting the legalization of child porn and restoring “benevolent white supremacy” and “patriarchy.” He also calls Adolf Hitler a “white supremacist hero.”

HuffPo said Larson appeared unbothered during a phone interview.

“A lot of people are tired of political correctness and being constrained by it,” Larson explaned. “People prefer when there’s an outsider who doesn’t have anything to lose and say swhat’s on a lot of people’s minds.”

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