Contact: Matthew Hardin
Schilling Show Host to Sue Albemarle County General Registrar and Designees Over Election Day Assaults and Voter Suppression Attempts
Elections Officials Breached Voting Rights
Charlottesville, VA June 21, 2021 — Radio host and SchillingShow.com founder, Rob Schilling is initiating a lawsuit against Albemarle County General Registrar of Voters, Jake Washburne; Woodbrook Precinct “Chief,” Leo Mallek; and John Does #1 and #2 (unidentified elections officials), for actions they took in their capacities as elections officials at the Democrat primary on June 8, 2021.
Attorney, Matthew D. Hardin, will file the Complaint in Robert Schilling v. Jake Washburne, Leo Mallek, and John Does 1 and 2 in Federal Court on Monday. The case will be introduced and discussed during a live radio interview on The Schilling Show (WINA AM/FM), Monday June 21, at 12:30 p.m. Following the announcement, Mr. Schilling and Attorney Hardin will be available for media interviews via Zoom, by arrangement.
“What happened to me was beyond atrocious,” said Schilling. “Albemarle County voters should never face intimidation, harassment, and physical assault by elections officials when attempting to cast a ballot.” Schilling continued, “These egregious violations of my rights, all captured on video, must be legally rectified.”
Hardin said that the suit was filed in federal Court because Mr. Schilling’s right to vote under the U.S. Constitution is at stake. “The Government can’t use phony reasoning to prevent a citizen from casting a ballot, and the Supreme Court has made clear that your right to vote in a primary is constitutionally protected,” Hardin stated.
Schilling believes the suit will serve as a “shot across the bow” to overzealous and politically motivated elections officials, who unchecked, might be inclined abuse their positions of authority.
For further information, contact Attorney Matthew D. Hardin (202) 802-1948
Video of events as they unfolded: