Watch GerryRIGGED: A film on gerrymandering on your local PBS channel – see trailer

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

RICHMOND – “It is the most insidious, invasive part of the political process.” “Voters are being manipulated.” “The system is rigged against them.” These are just a few ways former Republican and Democratic Virginia legislators described our biggest political problem. PBS affiliate WCVE and OneVirginia2021 have teamed up to produce a documentary showing Virginia citizens […]

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RPV Chairman disagrees with governor’s blanket voting rights restoration action calling it “an effort to win votes”

Friday, April 22, 2016

Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck in a statement said, “It was a Republican governor who began the long overdue work of restoring the rights of nonviolent felons. Few if any disagree that those who have paid their debts to society should be allowed full participation in that society. Mercy requires that we as […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes Sen. Suetterlein’s local party affiliation ballot bill

Friday, April 8, 2016

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed Sen. David R. Suetterlein’s Senate Bill 767. In requiring party identification of candidates for local offices, the bill would unnecessarily inject an element of partisanship into historically nonpartisan municipal elections. The Governor’s full veto statement is below: April 8, 2016 Pursuant to Article V, Section 6, of the […]

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Democrats – election of a justice to the SCOVA “a botched process” – Republicans admonish “usurp of constitutional authority”

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Democrats - election of a justice to the  SCOVA

Stephen R. McCullough was elected to the Virginia Supreme Court in the House 66-34 with one Democrat’s vote. Del. Luke E. Torian who represents the Prince William County suburbs of Washington, D.C. voted for McCullough. voting “yes.” Democrats say McCullough’s election brings to an end a drawn-out, botched judicial process that has exposed the kind of […]

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DPVA says RPV has only themselves to blame for embarrassing oath flip flop

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Ahead of the State Board of Elections (SBE) meeting to determine whether or not the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) will be allowed to rescind their notorious pledge, The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) seeks to set the record straight: pledge or no pledge, the damage is done and RPV has no one to blame […]

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RPV rescinds oath blaming Democratic-controlled SBE

Saturday, January 30, 2016

January 30, 2016 – Richmond, VA – The Republican Party of Virginia’s (RPV) State Central Committee (SCC) voted unanimously by acclimation this afternoon to rescind the Statement of Affiliation tied to the voting in the Republican Primary on March 1, 2016.  The SCC originally had approved the statement in September 2015, but the Democrat-controlled State Board of Elections […]

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Fear uncertainty and doubt (FUD) spread by RNC – U.S. attacked

Monday, January 25, 2016

The sad thing is that this will be believed by many GOP voters. It is a big fat lie. The money they claim is taxpayer money is a lie. It is frozen Iran assets being released and not taxpayer money. Here is what was sent out that makes it sound like ISIS is invading our […]

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Roanoke County has been served well with McGraw as Circuit Court Clerk

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Roanoke County has been served well with McGraw as Circuit Court Clerk

LETTER: By any measure – and with 32 years of public service to his credit – Roanoke County Circuit Court Clerk Steve McGraw is the longest serving elected official in the Roanoke area, and he’s up for re-election to a fourth term on Tuesday, but this year’s contest has been decidedly different. After narrowly losing […]

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DPVA responds to the 2nd “slimy” PAC mailer calling on Nancy Dye to return PAC money

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

DPVA responds to the 2nd

A second mailer from the Middle Resolution PAC, a right-wing Tea Party connected PAC, designed to help the candidate while giving the candidate, in this instance Republican Nancy Dye, the excuse that she has no connection with the PAC. By law this must be the case. As in Saturday’s mailer that was targeted to Roanoke […]

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Independent candidate, Don Caldwell, and DPVA respond to conservative PAC flier

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Independent candidate, Don Caldwell, and DPVA respond to conservative PAC flier

Commonwealth Attorney Don Caldwell, Democrat turned independent, running for the 21st Virginia senate district is unfazed by the conservative Middle Resolution, PAC flier distributed and targeted at Democratic voters. Former Roanoke City Democratic Chair, Charles Withers, sent out a phone message at the behest of the Democratic Party of Virginia to counter the flier. The […]

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Conservative PAC distributes “head fake” flier for independent Senate candidate Donald Caldwell

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Conservative PAC distributes

UPDATE: See link to Don Caldwell and DPVA response to flier. Let the games begin – it will get worse before the November 3 election. Large fliers arrived in Roanoke voters mail boxes Saturday from the conservative Middle Resolution, PAC out of Mechanicsville, VA. The flier as pictured touts independent candidate for the 21st Senate […]

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Sen. Dick Saslaw radio audio on Virginia GOP’s temper tantrum

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw joined the John Fredericks Show yesterday to discuss the Virginia GOP’s political temper tantrum in trying to fire Supreme Court Justice Jane Roush. Some key quotes: Saslaw: “I can tell you for a fact that George Allen never consulted me, and I’m pretty darn sure given the relationship at the […]

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