Today is just bonkers in politics, and the evening with waiting for polls to close for the governor’s race in Virginia between Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello. As the Birdies know, Our Revolution, John Podesta and Bernie Sanders have endorsed Tom Perriello.
FivethirtyEight has the latest polls (graphic is by them):
In other words, it’s close.
538’s Harry Enten offered this insight:
If the Virginia primary is splitting the Democratic Party, it’s along a state vs. national fault line.2 Northam has the backing of most local politicians, including Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Sen. Tim Kaine. Perriello has endorsements from bigwigs in the national Democratic Party such as former Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta and Sanders.
The bottom line is that the outcome in today’s Democratic primary will likely tell more about local Virginia politics than anything about the Trump administration or the nation as a whole.
Update: Humphrey has located the link to the NYT site to find primary results.
In other news, the DNC Election Fraud plaintiffs attorneys Beck & Lee held a livestream about an hour ago.
— DNC Fraud Lawsuit (@dncfraudlawsuit) June 13, 2017
More disturbing things have happened in the past couple of weeks.
- On June 1, a caller with DWS caller ID called the law offices of Beck & Lee to make inquiries about the case. The attorneys reported this to the court, and the defense attorneys deny that DWS or any of her employees made that call. They claim is a spoof, and contacted Capitol police concerning the incident.
- On June 2, the law firm filed a motion for protection and a hearing of the plaintiffs and the law firm’s employees. Beck & Lee allege that one of their employees’ mother’s received a female visitor (the same masked caller from above) claiming to be from the Florida Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and left a form because the employee was not at home. From the document filing:
“In the evening on June 2, 2017, the same Beck &
Lee employee with whom the voice-masked caller spoke received a visit to her mother’s home by an unknown woman. See Beck & Lee Employee Doe3
Decl., ¶ 4, attached hereto as Exhibit 1. When the employee’s mother answered the door, the unknown woman specifically asked for the employee by name. The employee was not home and the unknown woman left a “Florida Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee” Vote-By-Mail Application. See Beck & Lee
Employee Doe Decl., ¶ 6; see also Exhibit A attached thereto. The employee is a registered “No Party Affiliation,” not a Democrat. The unknown woman did not visit any other house on the block, although she had a stack of the forms provided to the employee’s mother. See Beck & Lee Employee Doe Decl.
- On June 3, one of the plaintiffs, Angela Monson in MN, had a laptop moved within a room (maybe a den) that has a sliding glass door. The sliding glass door was open when Ms. Monson had gone downstairs, and as she has cerebral palsy, she wouldn’t have moved the laptop to the spot she found it. Consequently, a private group (Oath Keepers) has offered security. (it’s not clear if that was welcomed or not)
- On June 12, the plaintiffs attempted to confer with the DNC defense attorneys, but there was no response.
- Today, the plaintiffs requested a hearing to provide witnessed accounts of these irregular events.I’m guessing Tim Black will interview Beck & Lee again soon about these recent events.
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45 minutes left to get in line to vote!There's too much at stake to sit this one out. Grab a friend, head to the polls, take action today. pic.twitter.com/rZEouqUqb0
— Tom Perriello (@tomperriello) June 13, 2017