by Ed Naile
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has stated that the Trump election integrity commission just might be bent on committing voter suppression.
Is that a fact?
Here is McAuliffe’s quote:
“McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman and longtime Clinton family ally, said, “At best this commission was set up as a pretext to validate Donald Trump’s alternative election facts, and at worst is a tool to commit large-scale voter suppression.”
How about the Virginia Governor showing one single method of possible “voter suppression” from a simple request for already public information made by a presidential commission? This commission has some of the most experienced election officials and experts in the country. What is Gov. McAuliffe worried about?
Let’s take a gander at what Governor McAuliffe seems NOT worried about.
1. Recently, a college student from James Madison University made a plea deal with the FBI over his registration of dead people in the 2016 election. The FBI prosecuted this case – not the Virginia AG.
2. The Virginia AG was elected in 2013 by 165 votes in an election where over 2 million people voted. The vote count see-sawed back and forth until the provisional votes came in overwhelmingly for the current AG Mark Herring.
3. This now convicted vote canvasser who registered the dead voters admits to making up 18 voter registrations using a rather precise method of subtle changes in deceased voters names on new registrations. A bit too sophisticated for a college student in my opinion. Just saying.
4. This punk had been canvassing for Democrats since October of 2015. He collected over 2,000 new registrations in that time.
5. As an official canvasser, the now convicted punk was allowed to collect the complete social security number for each registrant – if he didn’t just make them up himself.
The complete SS# is required. The punk has them to send wherever he wants – and did.
6. Some Virginia counties were sued recently by The Public Interest Legal Foundation and turned over evidence of at least 5,500 non-US citizens on their voter database. The counties involved did this reluctantly – as reluctantly as Governor Terry McAuliffe is in wanting to turn over anything to anyone with the wherewithal to find out how many non-US citizens are still registered to vote in Virginia. He has few other choices left if he wants to keep the status quo. That status quo is what in all likelihood won him his new progressive Attorney General.
What Virginia Governor terry McAuliffe should be worried about is the fact that under Federal Law Title 52 his Virginia Secretary of State has to turn over every document requested by the US Attorney General, that would be US AG Jeff Sessions.
I hope it comes to that and we get all of Virginia’s election documents out in the open.
I have some really interesting observations about Virginia’s elections I would like answered.