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ICYMI: Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Confirms Scott Taylor and His Campaign Are Still Under Investigation For Election Fraud 

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From the Elaine Luria (D-VA02) reelection campaign:

ICYMI: Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Confirms Scott Taylor and His Campaign Are Still Under Investigation For Election Fraud 

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA— Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria’s re-election campaign released the following statement on Scott Taylor’s cease and desist letter, which resulted in the Roanoke Assistant Commonwealth Attorney John Beamer announcing that Taylor’s entire campaign is still under investigation for election fraud, which includes Taylor himself. 

“What we learned from yesterday is what we knew this entire time; not only is Taylor and his campaign still under investigation for election fraud, more indictments are likely to come,” said Campaign Manager Veronica Ingham. “Taylor thinks he can intimidate his political opponents into silence with legal threats, but Coastal Virginians know they deserve more from their leaders. It’s why they rejected Scott Taylor in 2018 and why they’ll do the same come this November.”

The investigation into allegations of election fraud committed by Taylor and his campaign began in 2018 after an attempt to get third party candidate Shaun Brown on the ballot with fraudulent signatures. Richmond Circuit Court Judge Gregory Rupe discarded all petitions turned in by Lauren Creekmore, Heather Guillot, Roberta Marciano, Rob Catron and David Bohner, all working for the Taylor campaign, finding each and every one of them disallowed based on the conduct of the Taylor campaign and others. As a result, one conviction directly related to the activities of staffer Lauren Creekmore was announced by the Special Prosecutor and a second Taylor staffer, Roberta Marciano was indicted this May, she is scheduled to appear in court on September 24. Taylor and his campaign have now been under investigation longer than he served in Congress. 

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s Second Congressional District, which includes all of Accomack and Northampton Counties, the cities of Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, as well as portions of Norfolk City, Hampton, and York and James City Counties. Congresswoman Luria serves on the House Armed Services Committee where she is Vice-Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and on the House Veterans Affairs Committee where she is the Chair of the Disability and Memorial Assistance Subcommittee. Congresswoman Luria was recently named one of the most effective members of Congress by a 2019 GovTrack Report Card, passing the third most laws of any Representative in the U.S House. In 2018, Elaine Luria flipped VA-02 from a Republican incumbent and is a current Frontline incumbent.