The following is from the Virginia Beach Democratic Committee. Also see Scott Taylor’s campaign paid staff to help get independent opponent on ballot and Taylor’s staff worked to get opponent on the ballot for some more background on this developing story…
UPDATE: VB Dems Chair Carla Hesseltine, responding to people on Facebook asking for more background on this story, posted, “Of course! This was the original story. At the bottom of the story are links to the actual forms. After a quick search – some names were really familiar – Republican election officials and the leadership of the [Virginia Beach Republican Party] – Carla”
STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIR: There appears to be a deliberate and concerted effort by Scott Taylor and the VB Republican Party to meddle in the upcoming election.
According to the original WHRO article: Scott Weldon, spokesman for Taylor: “Unlike Elaine Luria and the Democrats in Washington, who de-legitimized the primary election process in this congressional district, many people here saw that a real injustice had been done against the 2016 2nd District Democrat nominee, Shaun Brown. Some people volunteered to fix this injustice.”
According the Daily Press article: Asked if Taylor was aware of what the four were doing, spokesman Scott Weldon replied: “Yep, of course he knew.”
After a quick glance, we found some familiar names to the Hampton Roads Community and ask if their only intent was to fix a perceived “injustice”?