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BREAKING: By 2-1 Vote, Virginia State Board of Elections Approves Requests for Filing Deadline Extensions by Republicans Bob Good (VA05), Nick Freitas (VA07)

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A minute ago, the Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) voted 2-1 to approve filing deadline extensions by Republicans Bob Good (the GOP nominee in VA05, defeating Rep. Denver Riggleman in a bizarre convention on June 14) and Nick Freitas (running for the GOP nomination in VA07; for the second year in a row, failed to file his SBE paperwork properly). See below for some tweets of the meeting from yours truly, plus reporters Graham Moomaw, Ben Paviour and Brandon Jarvis.

This decision has major implications for both the VA05 and VA07 elections. In VA05, Bob Good not being on the ballot could have helped Democratic nominee Cameron Webb big-time in this “red” district, and also could have influenced Rep. Denver Riggleman’s thinking re: possibly running as an independent. In VA07, this decision to grant an extension could impact the GOP convention coming up on July 18, as Freitas’ opponents won’t be able to argue that he would not be on the ballot and therefore would almost certainly lose to Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D). Which would almost certainly have been the case, but now it’s not going to be…