Richmond Judge Finds ‘Out-and-Out Fraud’ in Effort by Rep. Scott Taylor Staff to Get Independent on Ballot
The modern Republican party is the most corrupt in recent US history, and apparently they will do anything to stay in power. What’s next on the agenda for this “independent candidate?” Robot social media accounts run from Russia, work with Cambridge Analytica?
In a ruling with potentially serious ramifications for the re-election campaign of Rep. Scott Taylor, R-2nd, a judge on Wednesday found “out-and-out fraud” in signatures Taylor’s campaign staff gathered to help get an independent spoiler candidate on the ballot.
Richmond Circuit Judge Gregory L. Rupe ruled that independent Shaun Brown should be removed from the 2nd Congressional District ballot. Campaign staffers for Taylor helped gather signatures required to get Brown on the ballot. Investigations by news media and the Democratic Party showed forged signatures, including from voters who had died or no longer lived in the congressional district.
The judge’s ruling followed testimony in a civil lawsuit the Democratic Party of Virginia brought against state elections officials. Four Taylor staffers and a former campaign consultant signed affidavits invoking their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in response to a series of questions about what happened.