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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:45 PM

 

Republicans Just Changed The Rules AFTER A Virginia Election To Change The Outcome

Already shaping up to be one of the closest races in state history, a last-minute rule change is stirring up the recount to decide who will become Virginia's next attorney general.

The Daily Press of Newport News, Va. reported Friday that Republican candidate Mark Obenshain had an unofficial lead of just under 1,300 votes over Democratic challenger Mark Herring. That tally did not include full provisional ballot totals, and as of Saturday, a fresh rule change was complicating matters.

According to a report by WTOP radio, the Virginia State Board Of Elections decided Friday to change rules relevant to Fairfax County, banning legal representatives from helping count votes, unless the associated voter was actually present. The board changing the rules is dominated by Republicans.

Fairfax County's Electoral Board said Saturday that the modification affects hundreds of voters, and WTOP added that both Secretary Brian Schoeneman and Board Chairman Seth Stark expressed disagreement with the ruling. Provisional ballots are defined by the Virginia Board Of Elections as follows:

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/09/virginia-attorney-general-race_n_4247571.html

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cali Nov 2013 OP
Half-Century Man Nov 2013 #1
malaise Nov 2013 #2
spanone Nov 2013 #3
tblue37 Nov 2013 #4

Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:38 PM

1. They can't even snatch victory from defeat by cheating, unless they cheat more.

This proves incompetence, and hiring incompetent people to do a job for you is stupid. Virginia republicans should go back to bitching drunkenly at the TV in bars.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:44 PM

2. That won't stand up in court

Sorry ReTHUGs in name and nature.

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:52 PM

3. criminals.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 01:18 AM

4. KnR. I wondered why this story wasn't on DU yet--then finally

found it on the third page.

It needs more visibility!

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