J. Christian Adams, who leads the Public Interest Legal Foundation, watch watching Virginia’s high-profile governor’s race closely, where voters chose Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin and also GOP candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general.
In a post-election interview, Adams says Legal Foundation was pleased to witness a grassroots effort by Republicans who sent an army of trained poll watchers on Election Day.
“A lot of work went into this model,” he tells American Family News. “A lot of people, a lot of groups, a lot of citizens, went into the new Virginia model. That really should serve as a wakeup call to the rest of the country that it's a new ballgame after 2020.”
Two weeks before Election Day, Legal Foundation was alarmed to learn election officials in Fairfax County were allegedly approving absentee ballot applications without the required Social Security numbers. The legal group sued election officials in Fairfax, the state’s largest county and a Democrat stronghold, to force them to follow state law.
Adams says preventing mistakes and vote-counting chaos ensured honest and fair elections in Virginia.
“And that's why so many poll watchers and poll officials on the ground,” he concludes, “made a big difference.”