House Race Signatures Lawsuit

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld a judge’s decision to order an independent candidate removed from the ballot in the 2nd Congressional District because of fraud.

The high court’s Wednesday order upheld a decision by Richmond Circuit Judge Gregory L. Rupe removing Shaun Brown from the ballot. Brown had appealed.

Rupe found, after reviewing evidence in a civil lawsuit filed against elections officials by the Democratic Party of Virginia, that Brown’s signatures were invalid because she provided three false addresses on her forms. He also found signatures filed by staffers for Rep. Scott Taylor, R-2nd, on behalf of Brown were filled with forgeries and fraud.

Brown said she will be exonerated when the facts come out.

Taylor faces Democratic challenger Elaine Luria on Nov. 6.

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(3) comments

Jeff Woods

The GOP sure is getting tricky these days with trying to steal elections. Can't say I've ever heard of them trying to water down the votes for the opponent.

ADRIAN FLANAGAN

Is Taylor going to face any legal consequences for a fraudulent effort to put a ringer on the ballot? Or is this sort of thing perfectly OK these days?

BILL BEVILLE

"Brown said she will be exonerated when the facts come out." So let me see if I have this right. The facts were not presented before two courts including the Virginia Supreme Court? Please , Ms Brown, just go away> It's obvious to anyone with common sense that you were exploited and you allowed it.

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