Guy Benson

The former Digital Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee tells Townhall he fears he's been victimized by voter fraud in the key swing state of Virginia.  His early morning ordeal played out in the House district of Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), whose 23-year-old son abruptly resigned from the campaign in late October, after being caught on film conspiring to count illegal votes.  When the NRCC alumnus arrived to vote at his polling place in Alexandria this morning, his attempt to cast a ballot was rebuffed by election officials: "I got inside, they set me up, I gave the woman my ID, and I told her my address.  She said, 'it seems you've voted absentee.'  Then she realized she'd read the sheet wrong. 'No, it says here that you've already voted,' she told me.  I hadn't even applied for an absentee ballot, nor did I vote early. As hokey as it sounds, I was excited to vote in person. I had absolutely not voted earlier that day. I arrived four minutes after they opened.  Basically, I was told I'd already voted, but I hadn't."

The former GOP official says that prior to this year, he'd voted absentee in three consecutive elections, due to the nature of his position within the party.  "I haven't voted in-person since 2004; I'd had to do absentee ballots because of my work -- so I was really excited today.  I got up at 5:45 am to get there early and I stood in line, in the cold, for an hour.  I remember my mother taking me to register to for the draft and to vote on the morning of my 18th birthday, so this process has always been an extremely important thing to me.  The idea that my vote may not be counted is a very big concern, and I don't know how to confirm if my [provisional] vote will even count."  Republican election attorneys have been alerted to the situation.

Guy Benson

Guy Benson is's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

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