The Youngkin v. McAuliffe race for Virginia Gubernator is winding down to the inevitable let down (for someone) on Tuesday. Two new polls show GOP's Glenn Youngkin pulling ahead of Democrat Terry McAuliffe (JTN) "This is the first time since the race began that has Youngkin outside the margin of error," Ace, Fox News Poll Puts Youngkin Up Eight Points Over Clinton Bagman Terry McAulliffe "Plus: NJ Governor's Race Tightens as Murphy's Staffers Admit He Plans to Re-Impose Draconian Lockdowns After The Election. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.29.21 (Evening Edition), The Geller Reports, Poll: Republican Glenn Youngkin Ahead of Democrat Terry McAuliffe by 8 Points in Virginia Governor’s Race. AJ Kaufman, PJ Media, As Pence Visits Battleground Virginia, Youngkin Widens Lead. And even the WaPoo admits, via Capt. Ed at Haut Hair, that its a Virtual dead heat in McAuliffe-Youngkin race; UPDATE: 42-point swing on education?
Insty HOW DESPERATE IS THE MCAULIFFE CAMPAIGN?
We got a sneak peek at a poll that's going to be released today... and yes it also shows Youngkin with a lead.— The Virginia Project (@ProjectVirginia) October 29, 2021
But the most shocking thing in it is the internals specifically with respect to the black vote. Dems are 10 points (at least) below where they need to be with blacks.
“This desperate: earlier today a group of Democrats lined up in front of a Glenn Youngkin bus holding tikis, as part of an effort to tie Youngkin to Donald Trump/Charlottesville/white supremacy. Terry McAuliffe’s Communications Director said the men’s presence was ‘disgusting and disqualifying.’ But no one was fooled, and she later deleted the tweet. . . . The escapade dominated Twitter today. It quickly developed that one of the ‘white supremacists’ was the Financial Director of the Young Virginia Democrats. . . . The McAuliffe campaign is now backpedaling furiously, denying any responsibility. But this incident shows that McAuliffe is desperate. His internal polling must be awful, consistent with publicly-reported polls that show Youngkin pulling away. In his desperation, McAuliffe apparently has resorted to one of the lowest, and least successful, smears on record.”
Very few people were fooled Sunny McSunnyface "@TerryMcAuliffe’s comms hack declaring it disqualifying for Youngkin that Democratic activists are standing outside his bus." TNP, Democrat Operatives Caught Dressing Up As White Supremacists in Desperate Last-Ditch Virginia Election Stunt. Guy Benson at Town Hall, Pathetic Stunt: Dems Pose As White Nationalists 'Supporting' Glenn Youngkin. Sundance at CTH, A Desperate Terry McAuliffe Campaign Deploys Dirty Tricks to Stir Racial Animosity in Virigina Governors Race. Ace, LOL: Democrats and Media Collude to Set Up a Blatantly Obvious Op to Show "Charlotesville Tiki Torcher White Supremacists" Supporting Youngkin.
It was such blatantly obvious hoax that Vice admitted We forced the Lincoln Project to admit they were behind the hate hoax (John Sexton, Haut Hair). Matt Margolis at PJ media Now We Know Who Was Behind the Tiki-Torch White Supremacist Stunt in Va. At WaEx, Lincoln Project takes credit for tiki torch stunt McAuliffe campaign passed off as genuine Youngkin supporters. Mediaite, The Lincoln Project Claims Credit for Tiki-Torch Nazi Stunt at Youngkin Campaign Bus. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.29.21 (Evening Edition), Twitchy, The Lincoln Project takes credit for the Youngkin tiki torch stunt. PM, BREAKING: McAuliffe campaign condemns tiki torch hoax after spending all day spreading it
Even so, there was some skepticism that the Lincoln Project (a vehicle of
ex-Republican virulent anti-Trumpers) would carry this out without some
direction from the McAuliffe campaign. Ace,
Quick Hits: The Repulsive, Vile Lincoln Project Confesses Guilt for the
Racist Terror Hoax Today But... Are They Lying? Althouse, The Lincoln Project inserts itself into the Virginia gubernatorial race by
sending 5 demonstrators with tiki torches to a Glenn Youngkin rally.
1. Here's how the Washington Post puts it: "A group of people carrying tiki torches outside Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s tour bus in Charlottesville on Friday, which caused a stir on social media and led both political parties to blame the other for the stunt, turned out to be organized by the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump Republican group."
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7. Klein raises a very basic question that had occurred to me: Is the Lincoln project telling the truth now? The stunt itself was deceptive, so how do we know this isn't a new form of deception — "taking the heat off of somebody else given the stunt epically backfired"? I would note that there are 5 human beings who are easily identifiable, the demonstrators. Why did they do it? How much were they paid? What were they told? Is anyone talking to them?
At NYPo, Republican Youngkin vows Virginia gov vote ‘isn’t gonna be close’ but will it be beyond the margin of fraud? Mediatite whines Here We Go Again: Mark Levin Insists Terry McAuliffe is Plotting to ‘Steal the Election’. If they think they can get away with it. The Virginia Star has ‘Will Your Daughter be Next?’ Brutal Ad Targets McAuliffe After Alleged Loudoun County Rape Coverup. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.29.21 (Evening Edition), LI, Thank Parents If Youngkin Defeats McAuliffe In Virginia and Weasel Zippers, Va. Pushes Critical Race Theory Despite McAuliffe’s Repeated Denials. FEE, VA Gov Candidate Terry McAuliffe Gets Caught Lying About Child COVID Hospitalizations, "McAuliffe is cynically calculating that he can scare voters into giving him power." Breitbart, Terry McAuliffe’s Daughter Gives the Middle Finger to Glenn Youngkin Signs. Sure, kids are like that. Via Haut Hair the NYT whines that Glenn Youngkin was a traditional Republican. Then he became a culture warrior.
Racism in Virginia is such a huge problem and so endemic that Virginia Democrats had to hire a black guy to pretend to be a white supremacist to bring awareness to the problem so Terry McAuliffe’s could replace the current Democrat who also dressed up like a KKK member.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 29, 2021
I am increasingly of the opinion that our friends in the media and the left do in fact understand that the election was rigged and stolen but because they approve of the steal do not acknowledge it.
I think that eventually we will reach the point where the media/left openly boasts of said steal and declares it was in the best interest of the nation.
John Solomon at JTN, has the Narrative of a perfect 2020 election eroding as Wisconsin becomes investigative ground zero, "Evidence grows of election mismanagement, illegal acts and some fraud in several states." Nice Deb at Am Great, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office Presents Evidence Showing Election Board Committed Felony Election Fraud in 2020 and Kylee Zempel at Da Fed, Wisconsin Elections Commission ‘Shattered’ Laws By Telling Nursing Home Staffers To Illegally Cast Ballots For Residents, all in the name of Covid, of course. At the Virginia Star, an Exclusive: Shock Report Finds ‘Massive Discrepancy’ with Absentee Ballot Records in Virginia, and records destroyed which could prove the votes were legitimate. I wonder why? Then, to keep the possibility of fraud in Michigan alive, Whitmer vetoes GOP-backed voter ID measures.
At Da Caller, New Swing State Poll Does Not Bode Well For Joe Biden. Good, but too early to start counting chickens.
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