Great stuff from the DCCC (see press release and lawsuit, below), suing the Virginia Board of Elections for its absurd decision the other day to grant Bob Good (R-VA05), Nick Freitas (R-running for the VA07 nomination), etc. extensions on filing deadlines, even though Good, Freitas, etc. “failed to meet basic filing requirements a blanket extension” and failed to “comply with the laws of the Commonwealth.” Let’s hope the DCCC wins this case.
DCCC Executive Director Lucinda Guinn on DCCC Decision To Sue Virginia Board of Elections
Guinn: We believe that every Virginian should comply with the laws of the Commonwealth
Despite overwhelming evidence and legal rationale, the Virginia State Board of Elections failed to uphold the clearly written law by granting candidates who failed to meet basic filing requirements a blanket extension. This extension from the Board of Elections was granted without explanation, despite calls from a former board member to stand against “chaos,” and over a month after the June deadline had previously passed.
In response, DCCC Executive Director Lucinda Guinn released the following statement:
“Virginia’s election law is clear: to appear on the ballot, you must file before the deadline, or request an extension in a timely fashion. But Bob Good and Nick Freitas did neither. While Bob Good and Nick Freitas may believe that they are above the law of the land, we believe that every Virginian should comply with the laws of the Commonwealth, and that the State Board of Election’s decision was flawed. We will continue to push for that accountability in court.”
Read the full lawsuit filed by the DCCC here.