VA Republicans Sue to Remove Terry McAuliffe From Governor Ballot Over Failure to Sign Candidacy Declaration
“Terry McAuliffe’s clear violation of the law severely jeopardizes the integrity of our elections in Virginia”
Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe failed to sign the appropriate paperwork to run for governor. Now the Virginia GOP is suing to get him removed from the ballot.
It will be hilarious to watch the reaction from the left if this works.
🚨🚨🚨🚨Under VA law a candiate must file (and sign) a declaration of candidacy in order to appear on the ballot. @TerryMcAuliffe didn’t sign his form (see below) meaning he didn’t properly file his candidacy and wasn’t legally a candiate on the Dem primary ballot. 🚨🚨🚨🚨 pic.twitter.com/J2MvrRk3MV
— Dave Rexrode (@DRexrode) August 26, 2021
"Terry McAuliffe, a politician of nearly 50 years, filed a Declaration of Candidacy with the [State Board of Elections] without his required signature in violation of Virginia Code § 24.2-520." https://t.co/dSTu32X7xF #VAgov https://t.co/G8fp4wl0Jl
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) August 26, 2021
Luke Rosiak reports at the Daily Wire:
Dem Candidate For Virginia Governor Forgot To Sign Form Making Him A Valid Candidate, Complaint Says
Terry McAuliffe has spent decades in the public eye, previously served as governor of Virginia, and is now locked in a dead-heat race to retake the governor’s mansion.
But his ambitions could be derailed in the form of the most unlikely setback imaginable: The former Clinton moneyman allegedly forgot to sign his “statement of candidacy” form, potentially making him ineligible, according to a legal challenge filed Thursday by the Republican Party of Virginia.
Worse, the form includes two signatures from witnesses attesting that they saw him sign it — something that would seem to be impossible since he did not sign it.
Here’s a statement from the Virginia GOP:
Virginia GOP Files Lawsuit Seeking McAuliffe Disqualification
The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) today announced it has filed a legal action against the Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) and the Virginia Department of Elections seeking declaratory and injunctive relief based upon the invalid Declaration of Candidacy filed by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe that would result in McAuliffe’s disqualification from appearing on any general election ballot.
The complaint contends that Terry McAuliffe, a politician of nearly 50 years, filed a Declaration of Candidacy with the SBE without his required signature in violation of Virginia Code § 24.2-520. However, the Declaration does include signatures from two individuals claiming that they witnessed McAuliffe sign the Declaration despite his signature appearing nowhere on the face of the document. As a result, McAuliffe’s Declaration should have been rejected by the SBE and Department of Elections.
“Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of our democracy, and Terry McAuliffe’s clear violation of the law severely jeopardizes the integrity of our elections in Virginia,” said Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson. “For decades, Terry has used his political connections and proximity to power to avoid consequences for his reckless behavior and disregard for people and laws, but no amount of political favors and back-slapping can refute the fact that McAuliffe is a fraudulent candidate and cannot be Virginia’s next governor.”
McAuliffe recently said he wants to “make life difficult” for the unvaccinated.
Now his candidacy is being made difficult.DONATE
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