The Republicans simply do not have enough votes to win fairly in the ongoing election season. Unfortunately, many of them have no compunction about cheating, lying, and stealing to ensure enough voter suppression for Donald Trump and a herd of Republicans to retain their seats. This event all started with an “accidentally severed a cable.”
Virginia’s voters were dismayed to find that when they tried to register, they found the state’s computerized voter registration system was down.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law sued for an extension to make up for the hours lost. A federal judge extended the time to register by 48 hours. The lawsuit also included a call for Virginia to inform voters how the rule had changed in “a significant effort,” according to the Associated Press (AP):
‘Absent relief, voters who attempted to register to vote through the online portal on October 13, 2020, but were unable through no fault of their own, will be absolutely disenfranchised in the upcoming elections.’
Voting rights advocates wanting to extend the registration time, and Virginia state officials agreed. U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr. decreed on Wednesday that the lost time be made up. What that means for Virginia voters is that the deadline for registering online and in-person has been moved up 48 hours to “11:59 p.m. Thursday, October 15th.
The Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring released a statement:
‘Americans are “21 days away from the most important election of our lifetimes, and I want to make sure that every Virginian who wants to vote has the opportunity to do so.’
Gibney stated that the computer crash cause “a tremendous harm” to the Virginian voters wanting to apply their legal right to a free and fair election.
The plaintiffs argued that the state officials were responsible for the crash. As a result of the incident, a significant number of voters waited until the following day rather than sitting up all night waiting for an opportunity that never came. Reports of the problem online and in the media furthered the delay. The AP reported:
‘During Chesterfield County roadside utilities project…a 10-gigabit optical fiber circuit had been inadvertently cut.’
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) said there was no backup plan for the cable. The flaw also indicated a weakness in the network. With Russia and possibly China, North Korea, and Iran actively seeking to undermine American elections, it is important for all states’ governments to tighten up their networks with dual backup systems.
CNN reported that Northam said:
‘That deadline is set in our code and it does not appear that I have the authority to change it, [and he wants to] support a court ordered (sic) extension of the deadline.’
Secretary of Administration Keyanna Conner added:
‘[T]he circuit was installed this spring to help the state handle increased web demand during the coronavirus pandemic. She said backup circuits aren’t as large as the main circuit, but plans are in place to upgrade them.’
Off-shore intruders into the American voting system have been trying to hack state systems. They also spread conspiracy theories and posts meant to divide the people of this great nation. The ONE television network is a funnel for Russian propaganda.
Twitter world went wild after they saw this story. Take a look at some of their brilliant responses below:
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) October 7, 2020
I do think a bunch of states with Rs in charge of voting matters have not made arrangements that are nearly accommodating enough for high numbers of voters, especially minority voters. But I suspect what we’re seeing is also just massive turnout and enthusiasm for beating Trump. https://t.co/6iAfNA333c
— Liz Mair (@LizMair) October 13, 2020
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