(Liberty Bell) – The Virginia Board of Elections rule that allowed officials to go ahead and count ballots that arrived without having a postmark up to a total of three days after the election took place was an illegal move according to the ruling of a state judge.
As we all know, there is still, two months later, much controversy surrounding the 2020 presidential election. There are a ton of cases of voter fraud that are out there waiting to be investigated, though it seems that judges and courts are very hesitant to get on the ball and actually look into what happened.
This is what makes this judge’s ruling such a huge deal. We finally have some forward movement toward looking at cases of potential fraud and examining rule changes that were made during the election that should never have been made.
According to WND, Virginia Circuit Court Judge William Eldridge has ruled that the state’s late mail in ballot law was in violation of state statute and has now banned that rule in future Virginia elections, as stated by an announcement made by the Public Interest Legal Foundation. The PILF actually filed a lawsuit against the state’s board of elections back in October on behalf of Thomas Ree, a Frederick County, Virginia election official.
“This is a big win for the Rule of Law,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams wrote in the recently released statement. “This consent decree gives Mr. Reed everything he requested – a permanent ban on accepting ballots without postmarks after Election Day and is a loss for the Virginia bureaucrats who said ballots could come in without these protections.”
The board of elections brought the rule up during a meeting that was held back on August 4. Guidance was then sent to election officials all across the state on August 13 informing them of the change. On Oct. 28, Eldridge blocked the law due to the lawsuit that had been filed by the PILF.
Thus, the state of Virginia was prevented from being able to count any ballots that came in late without a postmark.
“Mr. Reed has a straightforward request. Follow the law,” Adams said.
Following the law has become such a shocking and novel concept these days, hasn’t it? Especially if you’re a Democrat. All Democrats want is to win and force their vision on the American people. They do not care about our republic. And no, they do not care about your liberty. Winning is the goal. Any means that achieves that goal is acceptable to them.
Eldridge went on to rule that the existing Virginia state law prohibited ballots without postmarks from being counted. The existing law states, “any absentee ballot returned to the general registrar after the closing of the polls on election day but before noon on the third day after the election and postmarked on or before the date of the election shall be counted.”
This is a huge victory for the rule of law and for the integrity of our election system.
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