Terry McAuliffe forgot to sign the paperwork that would allow him to run for governor of Virginia again. The Republican Party of Virginia has filed a complaint claiming that not signing his “statement of candidacy” form, that could derail his candidacy.
The filing deadline is now over and McAuliffe could very well be out of luck. Something else is curious about that form.
Two people signed, swearing that they witnessed McAuliffe sign the document.
McAuliffe is running neck and neck with the Republican challenger, Glenn Youngkin. Now, he is in serious trouble because not only didn’t he sign the form, but his two witnesses committed fraud by witnessing a signing that never happened.
Don’t underestimate the Democrats though. They will go judge shopping until they find one who will allow McAuliffe to run, the law be damned.
Somehow, they will find a way to declare him a legitimate candidate.
The complaint says:
An elementary requirement in Virginia is that candidates nominated by a primary election must file a written Declaration of Candidacy—signed by the candidate and attested before a notary or two witnesses—with the Virginia State Board of Elections. …
The Board’s decision to declare McAuliffe as the Democratic nominee for Governor was based on a Declaration of Candidacy (the “Declaration”) that was infected with misrepresentations, false statements, and was materially incomplete. …
The RPV asks the Court to ensure the integrity of the democratic process and prevent serious and irreparable injury to the RPV and the fundamental rights of its membership and voters by: (i) declaring that McAuliffe’s missing signature as well as the false and invalid witness signatures on the Declaration fatally infect the Declaration with illegality and therefore make it invalid; (ii) declaring the Virginia State Board of Elections’ acceptance of McAuliffe’s Declaration invalid; (iii) declaring that the Virginia State Board of Elections’ certification and declaration of McAuliffe as the winner of the Democratic primary on June 22, 2021, is contrary to Virginia law, and is therefore invalid.
State Republican Party Chairman Rich Anderson said:
“For decades, Terry has used his political connections and proximity to power to avoid consequences for his reckless behavior and disregard for people and laws, but no amount of political favors and back-slapping can refute the fact that McAuliffe is a fraudulent candidate and cannot be Virginia’s next governor.”