It is the opinion of those of us opining on the Voice of RVA that outlets like WRIC 8News are in danger of committing a serious disservice to the public by posting missives that imply that people in the Commonwealth of Virginia can vote three or four times
It may be effective click bait but it is our opinion that it is simply a flat out fabrication to imply that the intended recipients of these ballots can vote multiple times without detection and punishment.
The fact is in the Commonwealth of Virginia these ballots can only be cast by the people to whom they were addressed and the people to whom they were addressed are not going to be able to request another ballot either by mail or in person without producing the ones originally provided them..
The best that the addressee will be able to do is cast a provisional ballot after signing an affidavit and that provisional ballot will be null and void if their original ballots show up in the system.
It is the position of the staff at the Voice of RVA that broadcast outlets like WRIC 8News and other local media should not be posting stories like this without a disclaimer that the opinions expressed within the body of the story are just that, opinions only.
And those “opinions” may or may not have the Ring of Truth.