Richmond, VA – Voters in the Fredericksburg area filed suit today to seek a new election in House District 28. The Virginia House Democratic Caucus fully supports the voters in this suit. This is the only remedy available to voters that were given an incorrect ballot on Election Day. This decision comes after the State Board of Elections admitted that 147 voters were miss-assigned into the wrong House District where the margin is only separated by 82 votes.
Democratic Leader David J. Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring released the following statement:
“It is imperative that every voter is allowed to vote in the district they were properly assigned. Having a new election where mistakes are corrected will allow voters to trust the system and be assured that their Delegate was duly elected. Democrats remain committed to ensuring the accuracy of our elections.”
Joshua Cole has also filed for a recount in House District 28 as part of process to ensure this election is accurate. The Democratic nominees have also requested recounts in HD94 where Shelly Simonds only trails by 10 votes and HD40 where Donte Tanner trails by 106 votes.