Trump supporters allege election fraud in Loudoun
Given the opportunity to detail allegations of “massive voter fraud,” only a handful of conservative critics came forward.
LEESBURG, Va. — It’s been more than a year and a half since former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, but election denial has now arrived on the Loudoun County political battleground.
On Thursday, about half a dozen conservative activists showed up at the Loudoun County Board of Elections on Thursday to raise allegations of voter fraud and a stolen election. But supporters of the former president were vastly outnumbered at the hearing by Democrats fiercely defending the integrity of the county’s chief electoral officer.
Jonathan Kasperek, wearing a red MAGA hat, chased a Democrat activist, stood up and told him to move on, insisting to the board that a binder he was holding was filled with evidence of electoral problems.
“I think the election should be verified by voters,” he said. “I want to see the log files of all OVOs from the high-speed scanner. I want to see all mail-in ballots. I want to count all mail-in ballots. All paper ballots. Just show us how it’s done. Show us the numbers.”
Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk (D) said she had never seen evidence of voter fraud in 40 years in Loudoun County politics.
“It’s crazy, it’s really crazy,” Burk said. “I can assure you that every vote is counted. Every rule is followed.”
Dozens of Democrats and election workers took to the podium to deny critics’ claims and defend Chief Electoral Officer Judith Brown, the Commonwealth’s second-longest-serving county election officer.
“I don’t understand when Republicans win, it’s business as usual, open the champagne,” said Loudoun voter Bernard Hill. “And when they lose, someone stole it.”
The electoral board agreed to the public hearing, but only two people spoke out clearly to suggest problems with the tally. Neither would agree to detail their allegations to reporters.
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