It’s now 11:30 pm. The 5th district convention to choose their Republican nominee for Congress ended at 7:00 pm and there are still no results being reported.
I’m hearing that Denver Riggleman’s people want to throw out all the votes from Campbell county because one woman (who is believed to be a Riggleman supporter) tried to vote twice. Denver’s supporters say there were additional problems in Campbell County. Riggleman’s lawyers want Campbell county’s entire box of votes thrown out. So far, that has not worked and now Denver is challenging other ballots along with Campbell county. So who knows when we’ll get results.
Will Riggleman take this to court to have the convention results invalidated? I would not be surprised to see him do that, however, if he is successful, then the 5th District Republican Committee will choose their nominee for Congress. And they can choose ANYONE. But I strongly suspect their choice will not be Denver Riggleman so he may not want to go out route.
I will post any results that come in, but no one can predict when that might be.
UPDATE: At midnight Denver Riggleman issued a statement:
Voting irregularities and ballot stuffing has been reported in multiple counties in the #VA05. Voter fraud has been a hallmark of this nomination process and I will not stand for it. @VA_GOP needs to reevaluate their priorities. We are evaluating all our options at this time.
Doesn’t sound like he won.