January 21, 2020

Razorfist Should Cuss More

Despite his cusserifferousness, I like Razorfist and he's generally pretty solid on his sourcing, but today, he tried to supress his Tourrett's and, well, he repeated an error that's been getting a lot of play.

It occurs 2/3s through this otherwise accurate, informative and unusually family-friendly rant.



What he says at 06:42 about SJ-16 is wrong. That Bill proposes adding legislature term limits, it says nothing about the governor. The idea that the governor's term limit is proposed to be increased or removed altogether has cropped up a number of times and is being reported in a number of places. I'm not sure where this comes from, and in Razor's defense, I've heard this multiple times albeit always without citation. It's inconsequential in the face of the nightmare pile of sewage that Razor correctly comments on, but repeating this give the left a tool for dismissing all the other things he mentions which are pretty dreadful even with only one term of our hoplophobic Al Jolson wannabe.

Everything else he rattles off is pretty much correct, including SB-399 which awards all of Virginia's Electors to the candidate that wins the national popular vote...(!) One of the bills he mentions (the terrifying SJ29) may have been tabled today as when preparing for this post I noted that it does not appear to be in the General Assembly's legislative queue, but it certainly was a real thing until recently.

He also links to this recall petition, which seems legit.

One thing Razorfist touches on but does not adequately convey the scope of, is the scale of the changes to Virginia's election laws which are pending before the Hose and Senate committees.  This is getting next to no coverage by the Democrat's media myrmidons and even right leaning sites are focusing (understandably) on all the Gun stuff, which is certainly consequential, but will become inevitable if Virginia becomes a one party state like California.

Look below the fold to see what the Dems are about to do to Virginia election law.


  • HB 1 Absentee voting; no excuse required.
  • HB 14 Constitutional amendment; reapportionment, technical adjustments permitted (voter referendum).
  • HB 18 Absentee voting; no-excuse, in-person voting, applicability date.
  • HB 19 Voter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements.
  • HB 26 Voter registration; close of registration records.
  • HB 88 Campaign finance; filing schedule for persons with multiple campaign committees.
  • HB 146 Sample ballots; color of paper of unofficial sample ballots.
  • HB 177 Presidential electors; National Popular Vote Compact.
  • HB 178 Determination of tie votes; recounts, special elections.
  • HB 185 Voter registration by mail; certain first-time voters permitted to vote by absentee ballot.
  • HB 186 Election day page program; central absentee voter precinct.
  • HB 187 Elections; same-day registration, in-person absentee and election day voting.
  • HB 190 Voter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements, additional forms.
  • HB 191 Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls.
  • HB 196 Employment discrimination; prohibits against electoral board member, etc., for election day service.
  • HB 198 Recounts; special election to be held in the case of a tie vote.
  • HB 201 Elections; same-day registration, in-person absentee and election day voting, effective clause.
  • HB 202 Officers of election; timing of additional training following change in law or regulation.
  • HB 203 Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls.
  • HB 207 Absentee voting; no excuse required, permanent absentee voter list.
  • HB 208 Elections; absentee voting by persons age 65 or older.
  • HB 214 Candidate petitions; residency of petition circulators, signed statement required for nonresident.
  • HB 216 Nomination of candidates for elected offices; primary election or partisan nomination process.
  • HB 218 Constitutional offices; candidates to be nominated by petition process.
  • HB 219 Voter registration; automatic voter registration.
  • HB 220 Absentee voting; postage prepaid on return envelope.
  • HB 236 Elections, State Board of; increasing membership and terms, role and eligibility, report.
  • HB 237 Electoral boards, local; terms to begin January 1.
  • HB 238 Absentee voting; deadline for returning absentee ballot.
  • HB 239 Absentee voting; extends deadline for applying for an absentee ballot to cast other than in person.
  • HB 240 Absentee voting; annual applications for eligible absentee voters.
  • HB 241 Protected voter status; certain evidence not required.
  • HB 242 Absentee voting; emergency voting.
  • HB 319 Redistricting; population data, reallocation of prison populations.
  • HB 360 Elections; voter-nominated open primary elections, ranked choice voting for certain elections.
  • HB 380 Constitutional amendment; apportionment, Virginia Redistricting Commission (voter referendum).
  • HB 381 Redistricting; Virginia Redistricting Commission, local redistricting commissions.
  • HB 468 Election Fraud Ombudsman, Office of the; established.
  • HB 500 Registered voters; lists provided at no charge to courts of the Commonwealth.
  • HB 539 Elections, State Board.
  • HB 540 Elections administration; Department of Elections to employ a Director of Operations.
  • HB 541 Elections, Department of; limitation on gubernatorial appointments.
  • HB 692 Recounts; absentee ballots received after close of polls.
  • HB 758 Redistricting; establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission.
  • HB 761 Elections; preclearance of certain covered practices required.
  • HB 842 Removal of public officers; petition requirements, signature requirements.
  • HB 848 Campaign Finance Disclosure Act; unlawful conversion of political contributions to personal use.
  • HB 872 Voter registration by mail; certain first-time voters permitted to vote by absentee ballot.
  • HB 877 Redistricting; establishes Virginia Redistricting Commission.
  • HB 878 Voter identification; signed statement in lieu of required form of identification, penalty.
  • HB 895 Campaign contribution limits; civil penalty.
  • HB 987 Abstract of votes; when required to contain accounting of absentee ballots by precinct.
  • HB 1053 Voting systems; voter-verifiable paper record.
  • HB 1054 Congressional and state legislative districts; standards and criteria.
  • HB 1061 Campaign finance; committee depositories and reimbursement.
  • HB 1062 Political campaign advertisements; definition of campaign telephone calls, etc.
  • HB 1086 Voting; restrictions on the basis of race.
  • HB 1103 Ranked choice voting; elections for local governing bodies, local option pilot program.
  • HB 1116 Political parties; notification of adoption of primary election, certification of candidates.
  • HB 1210 Minority language accessibility; voting and election materials.
  • HB 1238 Political campaign advertisements; print media requirements.
  • HB 1254 Redistricting; population data, reallocation of prison populations.
  • HB 1256 Virginia Redistricting Advisory Commission; established.
  • HB 1299 Campaign finance; prohibited personal use, child care exception.
  • HB 1362 General registrars; certification requirement, removal from office.
  • HB 1402 Polling place procedures; residence address of voter not announced.
  • HB 1421 Pollbooks; requirement for printed copies of pollbooks.
  • HB 1556 Political campaign advertisements; disclosures, authorization statement.
  • HB 1574 Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds, civil penalty.
  • HB 1643 Election day; extending polling hours from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • HB 1691 Local electoral boards; certain persons prohibited from serving.
  • HJ 3 Constitutional amendment; reapportionment, technical adjustments permitted.
  • HJ 23 Voter records/election results; Dept. of Elections to study use of blockchain technology to protect.
  • SB 6 Voter referendum; issuance of state general obligation bonds for school facility modernization.
  • SB 43 Absentee voting; prohibiting release of absentee voter applicant list.
  • SB 46 Absentee voting; application form contents.
  • SB 56 Congressional and state legislative districts; criteria by which districts are to be drawn.
  • SB 57 Campaign finance reports; electronic filing requirement, local and constitutional offices.
  • SB 92 Voter registration; preregistration for persons age 16 or older.
  • SB 119 Precincts; wholly contained within single election district.
  • SB 119 Precincts; wholly contained within single election district.
  • SB 126 Method of nominating party candidates; incumbent selection.
  • SB 131 Form of ballot; party identification of certain candidates, constitutional offices.
  • SB 137 Absentee voting; early voting in person without an excuse.
  • SB 166 Campaign finance; disbursement of surplus funds, prohibited conversion to personal use.
  • SB 174 Electoral college; allocation of electoral votes.
  • SB 175 Congressional & state legislative districts; standards and criteria to observe in drawing districts.
  • SB 203 Virginia Redistricting Commission; established.
  • SB 204 Redistricting; role of Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • SB 205 Campaign contribution limits; civil penalty.
  • SB 217 Campaign finance; reporting of certain contributions received immediately prior to session.
  • SB 241 Congressional and state legislative districts; standards and criteria.
  • SB 266 Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates by public service corporations, etc.
  • SB 442 Polling place activities; reorganization of sections, technical amendments.
  • SB 443 Provisional voting; reorganization of sections, technical amendments.
  • SB 444 Election recounts; reorganization of sections, technical amendments.
  • SB 455 Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls.
  • SB 466 Registered voters; lists provided at no charge to courts of the Commonwealth.
  • SB 469 Primary ballot; certain required statements as qualification for candidacy, failure to timely file.
  • SB 488 Campaign contribution limits; civil penalty.
  • SB 535 Congressional and legislative district boundaries; alignment with boundaries.
  • SB 617 Absentee voting; voter satellite offices for absentee voting in person.
  • SB 666 Voter registration; notification of denial.
  • SB 696 Absentee voting; no excuse required when voting in person.
  • SB 717 Congressional and state legislative districts; standards and criteria.
  • SB 737 Local electoral boards; office vacated if board member ceases to be qualified voter of county, etc.
  • SB 740 House of Delegates and Senate districts; remedying split precincts, technical adjustments permitted.
  • SB 835 Municipal elections in November; council members appointed to fill vacancy ineligible to vote.
  • SB 857 Voter registration; notice and public access not required for certain events.
  • SB 879 Absentee voting; no excuse required.
  • SB 889 Campaign contribution limits; civil penalty.
  • SB 979 Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; applicability to nominations and elections for directors.
  • SB 1082 Campaign finance; candidate contribution limits, civil penalty.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 07:36 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 That's rather a lot.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wed Jan 22 09:25:42 2020 (PiXy!)

2 SB 174, how to make the state's value to presidential campaigns nil. Allocating electors that way basically means the state may be worth 4 electoral votes at best. Not that VA has that many.

This trick will never be tried in California.

Posted by: Mauser at Thu Jan 23 20:27:17 2020 (Ix1l6)

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