Virginia Republicans have held on to a 51-49 majority in the House of Delegates after this month’s elections, but Democrats are not satisfied with the election results. They have brought in notorious Democrat super-lawyer Marc Elias to file bogus lawsuits challenging election results in the 28th, 40th, and 94th Districts.
In the 28th District, where Republican Bob Thomas, a Marine Corps veteran, won by nearly 100 votes, they tried to get a court to force 55 absentee ballots that arrived after the deadline to be counted. Now they are claiming that dozens of 88th District voters should have voted in the 28th District, based on outdated precinct lines, and have apparently convinced the state board of elections not to certify the election results so they can take it to court.
In the 40th District, Republican Delegate Tim Hugo leads by just over 100 votes. We have not heard of any shenanigans in this race yet, but the Democrats are sure to demand a recount.
And in the 94th District, Republican Delegate David Yancey won by 10 votes. In their desperation, the Democrats filed a lawsuit over 1 single ballot!
The lawsuits and recounts are coming, and the Democrats will continue fighting to overturn the election results for the rest of the year and possibly into 2018.
How can you help? For now, you can donate to the House GOP’s Majority Protection Fund. Your donation will fund the House GOP’s legal efforts to protect these three Republicans in the 28th, 40th, and 94th District.
And when the recounts start next month, we will likely need volunteers to serve as observers – stay tuned for details.