Tag Archives: Virginia

VA Gov Candidate Distances Himself From Rally Where Supporters Pledged Allegiance To A “Capitol Riot Flag”

NBC News reports: Republican Glenn Youngkin wouldn’t say Thursday whether he wants former President Donald Trump to campaign for him in the final weeks of Virginia’s high-stakes gubernatorial election and distanced himself from a controversial right-wing rally supporting his candidacy the night before. Youngkin — who is trying to walk a fine line by appealing to both “forever Trumpers and …

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At GOP Rally In Virginia, Cultists Recite The Pledge Of Allegiance To Flag Allegedly Flown During Capitol Riot

Newsweek reports: Democrats have condemned an event in support of Glenn Youngkin, the Republican nominee for governor of Virginia, after the Pledge of Allegiance was performed to a flag apparently flown during the January 6 Capitol attack. During the “Take Back Virginia Rally” in Henrico County, Martha Boneta, the Republican host of the event, called someone to the stage who …

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VA Gov Candidate Aligns With Anti-LGBT Hate Groups

The American Independent reports: Glenn Youngkin, the Republican nominee in the Virginia governor’s race, spent Saturday night at an event hosted by an anti-LGBTQ political group based in Virginia. The gala was hosted by the Family Foundation, a Richmond, Virginia-based group with a long history of anti-LGBTQ activism. Kayleigh McEnany, the former White House press secretary, was a keynote speaker …

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Feds: Nazis Plotted To Break Dylann Roof Out Of Prison

The Associated Press reports: Federal prosecutors in Maryland are recommending 25-year prison sentences for two neo-Nazi group members, calling them domestic terrorists who prepared for a civil war, discussed how to break racist mass killer Dylann Roof out of death row and talked about assassinating a Virginia lawmaker. Former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews and U.S. Army veteran …

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“Liberation” Party Candidate Disrupts VA Gov Debate

UPDATE: The first version of this post mistakenly called her a candidate for the Libertarian Party. My mistake! Yahoo News reports: Third-party candidate Princess Blanding derailed a gubernatorial debate between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Younkin, shouting from the audience and forcing moderators to take an unexpected commercial break. Blanding, representing the Liberation Party, is on Virginia’s general election …

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WaPo Poll: Virginia Gubernatorial Race In A Toss-Up

The Washington Post reports: Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin are locked in a tight race for Virginia governor, with McAuliffe standing at 50 percent to 47 percent for Youngkin among likely voters in a Washington Post-Schar School poll. Among registered voters, McAuliffe has a 49 percent to 43 percent edge over Youngkin — but neither lead is statistically …

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Massive Robert E. Lee Statue Comes Down In Virginia

Richmond’s CBS News affiliate reports: Crews began the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue Wednesday morning — one of the largest remaining monuments to the Confederacy in the United States. The 13-ton, bronze likeness of Lee on a horse will be hoisted off its 40-foot pedestal, 131 years after it was erected in the former capital …

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VA GOP Sues To Disqualify Gov Candidate McAuliffe

The Hill reports: The Virginia Republican Party announced Thursday that it’s filing a lawsuit to get Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe off the ballot for November, alleging he failed to sign a candidacy declaration form. According to the state GOP, the declaration of candidacy document includes the signatures of McAuliffe’s press secretary Renzo Olivari and aide Christian Radden confirming they …

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12 Women Sue Liberty U For “Enabling Campus Rape”

Lynchburg’s ABC News affiliate reports: A 15-year-old reported being sexually assaulted at a Liberty University camp, according to a class action lawsuit, but university police blamed her for violating the “Liberty Way” and needlessly had her strip naked and spread her butt cheeks for a photograph. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court for the Eastern of New …

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Robert E. Lee Statue Finally Removed In Charlottesville

The Associated Press reports: A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was hoisted away from its place of prominence in Charlottesville on Saturday and carted off to storage, years after its threatened removal became a rallying point for white supremacists and inspired their violent 2017 rally that left a woman dead and dozens injured. Work to remove the statue …

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Man Arrested On Ten Charges Related To Capitol Riot

Via press release from the Justice Department: A Virginia man was arrested Friday, June 18, for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election. Geoffrey Sills, 30, of Mechanicsville, is charged with …

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Chaos And Arrests At VA School Board Meeting Over Critical Race Theory, Which Isn’t Being Taught [VIDEO]

Washington DC’s ABC News affiliate reports: At least two people were arrested on Tuesday afternoon, during a Loudoun County School Board meeting, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. One person was accused of trespassing and issued a summons. The other was “charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.” More than 200 people were scheduled to share their opinions on …

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Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe Wins VA Dem Gov Primary

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: Terry McAuliffe, the former governor seeking a return to the Executive Mansion, will represent Democrats this fall in a closely watched contest that will test Democrats’ political hold over the state in the post-Trump era. McAuliffe, 64, easily prevailed in a five-way Democratic primary where his fundraising, name recognition and connections to powerful Virginians made him …

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Former Republican Sen. John Warner Dies At Age 94

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: John W. Warner, a Republican U.S. senator who led Virginia’s congressional delegation for 30 years and whose marriage to actress Elizabeth Taylor brought a dash of glamour to Virginia politics, has died. He was 94. Mr. Warner died at home in Alexandria Tuesday night with family at his side, according to multiple former and current U.S. …

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Virginia And Maryland Lift Face Mask Mandates

The Washington Post reports: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) said that after midnight Friday, anyone who is fully vaccinated will not be required to wear masks indoors or out, except on public transit, in health-care facilities or in congregate settings. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) is lifting the statewide mask mandate at the same time, coinciding with his earlier plan …

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Ex-CEO Wins Virginia GOP Gubernatorial Nomination

The New York Times reports: Glenn Youngkin, a wealthy first-time candidate who walked a line between his party’s Trump-centric base and appeals to business interests, won the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia on Monday. At the recent candidates’ forum, Mr. Youngkin aligned himself with Mr. Trump’s lies about a rigged 2020 election, declaring “voter integrity” a top issue and …

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Hate Group Files Appeal To Overturn VA LGBT Rights

The Christian Post reports: A photographer suing Virginia over a law that would force him to service same-sex weddings despite religious objections is continuing his legal battle after a district court dismissed his complaint. The Alliance Defending Freedom filed an appeal on Wednesday on behalf of Robert Updegrove of Bob Updegrove Photography in Updegrove v. Herring. In late March, U.S. …

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GOP Candidate For VA Lt Gov Hit With Anti-Gay Mailer

Richmond’s ABC News affiliate reports: A Republican state delegate running to be Virginia’s next lieutenant governor is accusing another GOP candidate in the race of homophobia after a mailer showing him attending a PrideFest event with a rainbow-striped shirt on was sent out to convention delegates with a message claiming he was not a true Republican. The issue came to …

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Virginia Is First Southern State To Abolish Death Penalty

The Associated Press reports: The governor signed legislation Wednesday making Virginia the 23rd state to abolish the death penalty, a dramatic shift for the commonwealth, which had the second-highest number of executions in the U.S. The bills were the culmination of a yearslong battle by Democrats who argued the death penalty has been applied disproportionately to people of color, the …

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Dem Virginia Gov Restores Voting Rights For Felons

Just in via press release: Governor Ralph Northam today restored the civil rights of more than 69,000 Virginians using new eligibility criteria that mirror a proposed change to the Constitution of Virginia that would automatically restore voting rights to individuals upon completion of their sentence of incarceration. Governor Northam announced that going forward, any Virginian released from incarceration will qualify …

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