In the special election to replace Ralph Northam, three Democrats have stepped forward. Lynwood Lewis, Paula Miller and Andrea McClellan. The district has slighly more population in the City of Norfolk than on the two Eastern Shore counties and then includes much smaller areas in Virginia Beach and Matthews County.
With Lewis being a State Delegate from the Eastern Shore, and Miller a former Delegate from Norfolk- the battle lines in this caucus will be mostly geographic and who can turn out more voters in their area.
Fair fight? I think not.
This is the kind of thing Democrats in every part of VA need to pay attention to. These rules are allowed by the state party- and they are used to try to intimidate challengers and destroy voters ability to have a fair chance to express their views in a democracy. As I have said many times before- DPVA is not a democracy- and anyone who came to the 2012 state convention got to see that up close and personal.
Setting up rules to try to diminish voter turnout in certain areas is no better than Republicans posting a guy in a fake police uniform at a polling place. Either you support this type of egregious behavior- or you support change. There is no room for silence with tyranny like this- and the only way to make change is to speak out.