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Court denies Dem votersí appeal in Fredericksburg [VA] area
WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 10, 2018 10:11 am | Max Smith | @amaxsmith

Posted on 01/10/2018 7:34:38 AM PST by COBOL2Java

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court denied Fredericksburg-area voters’ request to block Republican Bob Thomas from being seated in the House of Delegates, just hours before the General Assembly session began.

A Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Richmond denied the motion seeking to keep Thomas from being seated due to dozens of people who voted in the wrong races in the Fredericksburg area. Thomas beat Democrat Joshua Cole by 73 votes.

The decision cleared the way for Republicans to elect Del. Kirk Cox of Colonial Heights as House Speaker.

In a separate race, Democrat Shelly Simonds has not announced any new challenges in the tied race out of Newport News that GOP Del. David Yancey won in a random drawing last week.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: va2017; vageneralassembly; virginia
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1 posted on 01/10/2018 7:34:38 AM PST by COBOL2Java
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... due to dozens of people who voted in the wrong races in the Fredericksburg area.

If you're THAT DAMN STUPID, YOU SHOULDN'T BE VOTING!....................

2 posted on 01/10/2018 7:41:57 AM PST by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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Ignorance is the best excuse for Democrat voters. It’s a way of life issue.


3 posted on 01/10/2018 7:44:36 AM PST by txrefugee
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They give the direction in Spanish?


4 posted on 01/10/2018 7:46:45 AM PST by Leep (The dims better watch it..Trump is CRAZY!!)
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EDIT:

They DIDN’T give the direction in Spanish?


5 posted on 01/10/2018 7:47:47 AM PST by Leep (The dims better watch it..Trump is CRAZY!!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Hahaha. Winning!


6 posted on 01/10/2018 7:56:22 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: COBOL2Java

If you’re too dumb to vote in the right race, then you shouldn’t even be voting to begin with.


7 posted on 01/10/2018 7:59:05 AM PST by Yashcheritsiy (Bring back lords and kings)
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Although this decision was favorable to my concerns, it seems that the courts are now becoming an integral part of every election.


8 posted on 01/10/2018 8:03:55 AM PST by pfflier
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To: Red Badger

Don’t blame the “voters”....blame the bus drivers hired by the Dems to haul these asshats around.


9 posted on 01/10/2018 8:06:19 AM PST by rhc2000
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As bad as this election was for Virginians, they dodged a bullet by keeping the majority in the House.


10 posted on 01/10/2018 8:07:23 AM PST by KevinB (When you drink the water, remember the men or women who dug the well.)
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LOL!..................


11 posted on 01/10/2018 8:08:46 AM PST by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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This is great news. I hope the DOJ goes after illegals voting in the Va. beltway area and the voter fraud committed but the dimwits. I can only hope that Va. turns back to conservative led.


12 posted on 01/10/2018 8:08:56 AM PST by gr8eman (Facts and evidence are bourgeois constructs weaponized by patriarchal penis-people)
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If you need a ballot, you shouldn’t be voting. An informed voter could write their picks on a blank sheet of paper.


13 posted on 01/10/2018 8:18:33 AM PST by Henry Hnyellar
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Don’t blame the “voters”....blame the bus drivers hired by the Dems to haul these asshats around.

Guess the bus drivers just dropped them off wherever they saw one of these signs, not caring about the district...


14 posted on 01/10/2018 8:21:38 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Arguing with the left is like trying to reason with a crazy bum hearing voices)
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The fredericksburg election was just a big mess. Redistricting created “split districts”, where one precinct would actually have more than one district, so you are given a different ballot based on where you live.

THe question is whether the specific address assignments were correct. On one hand, the maps seem to show some errors were made, on the other hand, the addresses are assigned the same as they were in every election since 2011, so this is not some new thing.

Nobody knows whether the specific people who may have been pushed into the wrong precinct would have mattered or not.

The issue of “disenfranchisement” is also a tricky one. Every person got to vote for SOME candidate. Some small number may have voted for a candidate they weren’t legally assigned to. But really, if I live on the left side of the street, and my neighbor on the right has a different representative, does is really matter which one either of us voted for?

Apparently, they are pretty sure now that some dozens of voters in the 28th were instead given 88th ballots, and some dozens of voters in the 88th were given 28th ballots.

Technically, this was not an issue of the voters being stupid, although in some sense it shows how broken our system is — most people show up to vote their party, and have NO CLUE who actually represents them, and therefore find nothing wrong when given a ballot.

I can assure you that if I were given a ballot for the wrong district, I would know, because I KNOW the people who represent me.


15 posted on 01/10/2018 8:22:18 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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That sign is misspelled...it should read “Vota Here!”


16 posted on 01/10/2018 8:31:41 AM PST by thulldud ("What makes it news is its dissemination, not its concrete reality." -- Ellul)
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More Winning!

Democrat Simonds concedes tied Newport News [VA] race

This was the race in which the Republican won by a random drawing, due to a ballot in which the voter had filled in both candidates but had drawn a line through Simonds.

17 posted on 01/10/2018 8:44:43 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Arguing with the left is like trying to reason with a crazy bum hearing voices)
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I’m in that Fredericksburg area. Yes, we dodged a bullet, but it’s ashamed that we came that close to losing the State General Assembly. Especially, when we held a 18 majority before the election. The Swamp is slowly leaking to parts further South in Virginia.


18 posted on 01/10/2018 9:33:58 AM PST by wright2bear (#NeverTrump is a mental disorder!)
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That sign says, “Vote Here”. “Here” is in Spanish. Why is the second word in Spanish? That is weird.


19 posted on 01/10/2018 10:07:54 AM PST by jackibutterfly (With hilliary, we didn’t dodge a bullet... we dodged a 100 megaton hydrogen bomb!!!)
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"That sign is misspelled...it should read “Vota Here!”"

Ha!

20 posted on 01/10/2018 10:09:39 AM PST by jackibutterfly (With hilliary, we didn’t dodge a bullet... we dodged a 100 megaton hydrogen bomb!!!)
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