I'm mostly taking a little break for Thanksgiving, but I received this email a little while ago and thought it was worth passing along. One the holiday is over, Virginians' attention will almost certainly be drawn back to the Attorney General's race drama, including the possible scenarios McAuliffe campaign manager Robby Mook outlines below.
Lowell, democracy is a great thing… unless you lose.
Seriously — this could happen in Virginia:
1) Virginians' votes are counted and Democrat Mark Herring wins
We can't allow the Tea Party to nullify 2.2 million Virginians' votes and steal this election.
The Richmond Times Dispatch outlined how Mark Obenshain and the Tea Party wing could take the nuclear option:
“Obenshain could initiate what state law calls a 'contest' in which the 140-member legislature decides the attorney generalship by a majority vote. That would be a minimum of 71… There are 87 Republican legislators. Many of them don't like one bit that their party could be completely shut out of statewide office.”
It is absolutely outrageous that the Tea Party could decide to throw out every single vote that was cast just because they don't like the outcome of the election.
We can stop this from happening — but only if our legal rapid response fund has all the resources it needs.
Thanks for fighting for democracy,