In early March, the Virginia Department of Elections (VA ELECT) announced they had successfully completed a Risk-Limiting Audit (RLA) of the Commonwealth’s November 3, 2020 presidential election results.
According to VA ELECT, the audit verified the Commonwealth’s original vote count, accurately portraying the winners of the election in Virginia for United States President and Senate.
The Fairfax GOP full-throatedly denounced “woke bullies” and called for “genuine tolerance,” in a statement issued today. “We must get back to viewing our neighbors as just that,” said Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts. “Even if we disagree, we are still neighbors.”
The chairman’s statement follows bombshell news from nearby Loudoun County, Virginia, where teachers and others formed a “secret” Facebook group
Citing the “systemic failure” of the status quo, Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts today demanded that county schools immediately reopen on a full-time, in-person schedule. “The results are in,” Knotts said. “We have seen troubling learning losses and severely detrimental effects on the mental health of students in Fairfax County. Our schools need to reopen — five days a week, for all students — without any further delay”
More than 100 citizens rallied Monday night against draft regulations that would limit the size and number of flags residents could fly outside their own homes. The rally began with the Fairfax GOP’s Vinson Palathingal leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
Waving flags of various sizes, attendees cheered as they heard from a diverse roster of speakers.
The Fairfax GOP today announced the launch of its Election Integrity Team. Led by Clay Percle, the team is focused on restoring voters’ trust in the electoral system through fairness and transparency. Percle, a retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and Iraq War veteran, is a Clifton-based small business owner. “Election integrity is not a partisan issue; it is a fundamental American value,” Percle said.
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts joined WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program Wednesday, to break down the latest failures of state and local Democrat officials — from law enforcement to vaccination to K-12 education.
Knotts’s WMAL interview came on the heels of news that Fairfax County formally became a sanctuary jurisdiction for unlawful migrants. “The Democrats are picking which laws they’d like to enforce and which ones they don’t,” Knotts said.
Chairman Steve Knotts shared the following message with the Fairfax GOP membership on Sunday, January 17:
The Fairfax County Republicans have repeatedly condemned all political violence and do so again in the wake of the attack on the Capitol. We remain grateful supporters of our dedicated law enforcement community and mourn the loss of life, including Officer Brian D. Sicknick and Officer Howard Liebengood, as well as veteran Ashli Babbitt.
January 9 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Established six years ago, the day is meant to honor the men and women in blue who risk their own safety to protect us all.
“Over the past year, our nation’s law enforcement professionals have endured all kinds of unwarranted hostility and disrespect,” Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts said today. “Now more than ever, we owe them a debt of gratitude.”
In 2020, 307 officers died in the line of duty, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
Citing the “detrimental effects” of the educational status quo, Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts is calling for the county’s government-run schools to reopen their doors — or give out vouchers so families can find alternatives.
“For too many students, virtual learning has been a disaster,” Knotts said today. “Sadly, the detrimental effects of long-term school closures are not confined to academics — the mental health consequences of social isolation are very real.”
The great Walter E. Williams, who taught economics at Fairfax County’s George Mason University, died last week. Dr. Williams was 84 years old. He was preceded in death by his wife and soulmate, Connie.
Dr. Williams was a gifted economist and beloved educator. Known for his unwavering defense of human freedom, Dr. Williams authored 11 books and numerous op-eds. His final column was about the modern tragedy of public education.