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Virginia House Dems File Lawsuit on Behalf of Disenfranchised Voters in HD-28

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From the Virginia House Democratic Caucus:

House Dems File Lawsuit on Behalf of Disenfranchised Voters in HD-28

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Virginia House Democratic Caucus today issued the following statement from our attorney Marc Elias announcing a lawsuit we have filed on behalf of at least three disenfranchised voters in House District 28:

“We filed a lawsuit today in federal court in Alexandria on behalf of three residents of HD-28 who were given ballots for HD-88. These voters were disenfranchised from voting for the delegate who is to represent them. We have requested that the court issue a temporary restraining order to prevent the State Board of Elections from certifying the results in HD-28 until all voters who were disenfranchised have been given a reasonable opportunity to cast a ballot in the appropriate House District.”

The Associated Press has reported that Edgardo Cortes, the commissioner of the State Board of Elections, “said that his staff had identified 83 voters from the 28th District who were wrongly listed and that there could be more.”