Life under the Regency category archive
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The board confirmed that Herring won by a slim 165-vote margin, beating Sen. Mark Obenshain, the Republican candidate in the race.
In Virginia, there is no such thing as an automatic recount, but I expect that Obenshain will request one before the 10-day time limit expires.
Just imagine what would have happened if the Republican Party had gutted out just a few more votes.
Addendum, the next evening:
The forces of reaction and patriarchy never give up.
Moved below the fold because it autoplays on some systems.
Autoplaying is rude.
This is the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
Via The Richmonder.
Longest serving Virginia Republican in the Virginia General Assembly endorses McAuliffe.
Via The Richmonder.
In this case, it’s one of the cuckoos, Lt. Gov. candidate E. W. “Fire and Brimstone” Jackson, who’s backpedaling.
The evangelical Christian minister from Chesapeake has been on the defensive for declaring in a sermon in Northern Virginia last month that people who don’t follow Jesus Christ “are engaged in some sort of false religion.”
Note that he said it just last week; it’s not something dredged up, as they say, from the deep dark past.
Follow the link for his lame attempts to paint his comments as rational.
I’d like to say more, but I’m rather speechless. I think his conduct speaks quite nicely for itself, though.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch, usually a reliable right-wing lapdog, can’t bring itself to endorse him. It’s sitting out the endorsements this year.
Watch the Duggars from some “reality” show or other try to record a spot for the Cooch.
There is a back story. Cooch is scraping an empty carton for endorsements.
Via the Richmonder.
Cory Dillard is vice chair of the Norfolk* Republican Party and was one of the organizers of the teabaggery in these parts. He’s had enough.
He details enough of what in my local rag. A nugget:
As a person who tries to put forth valid solutions to the problems of the day, I cannot continue to be aligned with a movement that would rather burn a house than work to put out its fire, whose victories history may largely record as pyrrhic.
*Norfolk is as solidly Democratic as Virginia Beach is Republican.
Speaking of scams and frauds, Dan Casey of the Roanoke Times consults with local election officials on the latest Virginia Republican gut-out-the-vote effort.
The results are as I predicted–legitimate voters are getting kicked off the rolls. Here’s one nugget–follow the link for the whole sorry story.
The registrars are now sending cancellation letters to the canceled voters’ most recent Virginia address. Roanoke Registrar Lavern Shepherd said her list is 923 names long. “We have 36 pages of names,” she told me.
One voter she mailed a cancellation letter to responded with surprise. It turned out he had moved out of Virginia, registered and voted elsewhere, but recently moved back to Roanoke at the same address.
Shepherd couldn’t undo the cancellation. So she guided him through the process of reregistering.
Registrars, who are already overworked preparing for November’s election, worry that many voters won’t learn that they have been “purged” until it’s too late to reregister, which, no doubt, is part of the plan.