Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Remember in 2009, when 5CD congressional candidate Feda Kidd Morton accused the State Board of Elections of committing election fraud to get Virgil Goode tossed out of office? Well, the SBE is teaching the former Fluvanna Republican Party chair a thing or two about election fraud: Morton has been arrested and charged with election fraud, Carlos Santos writes. She’s charged with making a false statement on an election form, a class 5 felony under § 24.2-1016. August 11 is listed as the date of the offense. According to The Hook‘s Lisa Provence, Morton certified that she’d witnessed people signing a petition that she had not actually witnessed. Next up is a preliminary hearing, in a month’s time.

Republicans are so desperate to prove that election fraud is a problem that they’re committing it themselves. Way to take one for the team, Feda!

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8 replies on “Revenge is a dish best served cold.”

  1. She can share a cell w/ the mercurial Jimmy Halfaday – truly a misunderstood genius.

  2. As I look at the course of this woman’s life path, she has consistently and brazenly betrayed the things she publicly professed to believe in – family, religion, her profession, her reputation. She is a complete glaring contradiction. The one thing she has served reliably is the Republican Party and they seem content to suffer the scoundrel all these years. When your organization is built upon angry, bitter, hypocritical, willfully ignorant, self-deluded people it must be difficult to pick out the true felons from the simple ethically-challenged membership.

  3. While we’re on the topic of the 5th congressional district, can we take a moment and laugh at Robert Hurt’s statement that he’d be more accessible than Perriello?

    Maybe it’s just me, but I just can’t recall many open, townhall-style meetings Hurt has held. I’m sure he’s met with a bunch of small groups, orginazations, etc., and is open to hearing things through email or phone, but I would have liked to have seen “Robert on the Road” meetings announced in advance and well-publicized.

    Oh well.

  4. I’m glad you mentioned that, Michael—it’s a necessary reminder to revisit this topic in a few months. This summer I think enough time will have elapsed to make a fair comparison to Perriello’s track record. Unless Hurt does some pretty amazing ramping-up of his efforts, Perriello is going to trounce him, not just in number of appearances, but the number of people who he has contact with. There’s just no reasonable comparison to be made between Hurt meeting with the steering committee of the Cumberland Republicans (or whomever) and Perriello filling the Charlottesville High School auditorium with many hundreds of people, staying there as long as it took for every single one of them to stand up, wait their turn at the mic, and talk as long as they cared to while he listened and responded.

  5. We should be so lucky, Waldo. To my knowledge, he has been to a lumberyard in Cumberland County for about 15 minutes. If you didn’t have the web, you would not have known it, in this district with historically low internet saturation and poverty in the way.

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