The leader of Virginia’s House Democrats, David Toscano, has staked a foolish claim regarding a recent exposé of voter fraud in the Commonwealth.

The FBI presently is investigating nearly 20 voter applications received by the Harrisonburg Registrar’s office—all under the names of deceased individuals. The applications reportedly were submitted by a James Madison University student working for HarrisonburgVotes, a Democrat-leaning advocacy group.

Follow up reporting  in the Washington Post has brought national attention to the Harrisonburg voter fraud scandal and quotes Leader Toscano saying of the incident and the suspect:

First of all, there was no voter fraud — they caught him.”

Toscano, a wily, leftist attorney—known for his cunning—apparently is unfamiliar with Virginia Code, which clarifies the issue:

§ 24.2-1016: False statements; penalties.

Any willfully false material statement or entry made by any person in any statement, form, or report required by this title shall constitute the crime of election fraud and be punishable as a Class 5 felony. Any preprinted statement, form, or report shall include a statement of such unlawful conduct and the penalty provided in this section. [emphasis added]

Democrats across Virginia echo Toscano’s duplicity, every time the issue of voter fraud arises. But facts speak louder than words, and this incident is likely just the tip of Virginia’s voter fraud iceberg.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Yes, facts speak louder than words. You’re technically correct that voter fraud occurred, but Toscano’s correct that because the criminal was caught, no harm was done, which is what really matters. Even when you technically tell the truth, you lie. And slander a decent man.

  2. Are you kidding, Ken? The code reads “INTENTIONALLY MAKING A MATERIALLY FALSE STATEMENT ON THIS FORM CONSTITUTES THE CRIME OF ELECTION FRAUD, WHICH IS PUNISHABLE UNDER VIRGINIA LAW AS A FELONY.” (all-caps original).

    Your, and Toscano’s claims are unfounded, irresponsible and your claim of a “lie” is libelous. Even if the extent of the fraud has been fully discovered, for which we’re not certain, harm has still occurred in the loss of public trust in the system.

    Tell your JMU student friend that ‘technically” he may face 10 years prison or 1 year plus $2,500, for each offense.

  3. Read what I said, Jim. Toscano said there was no voter fraud. I said he is wrong and that Rob is correct as far as that goes (and I hope that guy does go to prison). But what I also said is that no harm was actually done.

    So if you argue that harm was done, please explain why. How has the system been harmed when this guy failed to actually cast unlawful votes? The system didn’t that commit voter fraud. The system worked and caught the guy who committed it. Surely you and other conservatives are not so ignorant of human nature that you’re shocked that someone would try to cheat? Or do you hold that only liberals try to cheat, and if so, where’s your evidence? Look up voter fraud and you’ll find that it’s statistically insignificant.

  4. Golly, is this another case of a Schilling Show listener talking tough and then disappearing when he can’t defend his opinion?

  5. “First of all, there was no voter fraud — they caught him.”

    What did he say after that, “just saying?” That’s apropos as “cart before the horse” thinking.

    Wonder how someone, that had entertained idea once to legislate away limiting our state governors to single terms, would answer the inquiry: how are absentee and early voting differential?

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