Glenn Youngkin, the Republican victor successful this week’s election for politician successful Virginia, reacted angrily to a study which said his 17-year-old lad doubly tried to ballot successful the contest.
Responding to the Washington Post connected Friday, a spokesperson for Youngkin said: “It’s unfortunate that portion Glenn attempts to unite the commonwealth astir his affirmative connection of amended schools, safer streets, a little outgo of surviving and much jobs, his governmental opponents – huffy that they suffered historical losses this twelvemonth – are pitching absorption probe connected a 17-year-old kid.”
The Post did not name Youngkin’s young kin, due to the fact that helium is simply a minor. It quoted a section elections authoritative arsenic saying the lad tried to ballot erstwhile connected Tuesday, past came backmost 20 minutes aboriginal and tried again, saying a person the aforesaid property had been allowed to bash so.
The official, Jennifer Chanty, said she told him: “I don’t cognize what occurred with your person but you are not registered to ballot today. You’re invited to register, but you volition not beryllium voting today.”
The insubstantial identified Chanty arsenic a Democrat. She said the Youngkins were not registered to ballot successful her precinct and added: “It was conscionable weird. He was precise insistent that helium wanted to ballot successful this predetermination and I said, ‘Well, you’re not aged enough.’”
She besides said: “Teenagers bash anserine things. I’ll chalk it up to that. I’ll judge that archetypal earlier thing else.”
Youngkin’s spokesperson said the governor-elect’s lad “honestly misunderstood Virginia predetermination instrumentality and simply asked polling officials if helium was eligible to vote. When informed helium was not, helium went to school.”
Elections officials told the Post nary laws were broken.
Youngkin won a startling triumph successful Virginia, beating the Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a erstwhile politician and adjacent Clinton state who led for astir of the race.
The Republican successfully distanced himself from Donald Trump, not slightest physically arsenic the erstwhile president stayed distant from the state.
Youngkin acknowledged Joe Biden’s triumph implicit Trump past year, but Democrats accused him of flirting with Trump’s lies astir elector fraud.
Most strenuously, critics accused Youngkin of utilizing dog-whistle tactics to entreaty to achromatic voters, peculiarly successful focusing connected acquisition and captious contention theory.
Critical contention mentation is an world subject that examines the ways successful which racism operates successful US laws and society. It is not taught successful Virginia schools. Regardless, Youngkin promised to prohibition it.