Senator McEachin calls on Attorney General Holder toInvestigate Election Fraud in Virginia
Richmond – Senator A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) today sent a letter to Attorney General Holder asking him to investigate the election fraud that appears to have occurred here in the Commonwealth. In the letter, Senator McEachin said, “A gentleman, who was later found to be a paid Republican operative, disposed of several voter registration applications, an illegal act. We are not certain of the extent of the situation – whether other forms have been disposed of, whether other operatives have been involved in this kind of behavior and/or what other kinds of misdeeds have occurred.
Senator McEachin continued, “I was hopeful we could resolve and address this situation right here in the Commonwealth, but the Republican controlled State Board of Elections has refused to ask for an investigation. The Republican Attorney General claims he cannot investigate without a request from the State Board of Elections. This from the very same attorney general who did not hesitate to ignore, bully and run over a similar government appointed board to forcibly install regulations on abortion clinics. Now, suddenly, he says his hands are tied and is unwilling to even try to exercise any discretion to investigate this egregious situation. Apparently, Republicans, who claim to have been so concerned about the sanctity of our electoral process, are much more sanguine when their own colleagues are found to be involved.”
After discussing the importance of the sanctity of the voting process to our democracy, Senator McEachin’s letter concludes, “I would ask you and the Justice Department to please launch an investigation so that we Virginians can be certain that the extent of this heinous situation has been determined and can know that it has been stopped and resolved.“
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