RICHMOND — Democrat Terry McAuliffe requested a courtroom to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Virginia Republicans that seeks to take away him from the poll on this yr’s carefully watched race for governor over an alleged paperwork error.
In a submitting Friday night, attorneys for the previous governor now working for a second time period in opposition to GOP nominee Glenn Youngkin stated the go well with was based mostly on a “authorized lie” and would successfully invalidate lots of of 1000’s of votes solid within the Democratic main.
The criticism filed earlier this week by the Republican Occasion of Virginia in opposition to state election officers argued that McAuliffe must be disqualified from working within the November common election due to the omission of his signature on an official kind declaring his candidacy.
McAuliffe argued in his submitting that nothing in Virginia code requires a candidate to signal the declaration of candidacy.
Additional, the submitting stated: “Even when there have been a technical defect with the declaration of candidacy — and there’s not — it will present no foundation for eradicating McAuliffe’s identify from the overall election poll and stopping Virginia’s voters from selecting him as their subsequent Governor. The declaration of candidacy is a prerequisite for placement on the poll within the main election, not the overall election, and the first election has already concluded.”