A note from Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts: “Fellow Republicans, please take a moment to read this important update from Virginia GOP Chairman Richard L. Anderson, Republican National Committeewoman Patti Lyman and Republican National Committeeman Morton C. Blackwell. Virginia Republicans are fortunate to have such principled conservative leaders who forthrightly stand with President Donald J. Trump and his agenda for continued national greatness.”
Dear Fellow Virginia Republicans,
On Tuesday night, the three of us who sit as members of the Virginia delegation to the Republican National Committee (RNC) were humbled and privileged to attend a memorable holiday reception hosted at the White House by President and Mrs. Trump. We felt it appropriate to share with you our views in our capacities as your elected representatives to the RNC.
As we were bathed in the history of the Executive Mansion, we listened intently as our 45th President and Commander in Chief addressed our fellow Republican state leaders in the grand Entrance Hall of the White House. He told the story of our nation’s unprecedented policy achievements over the last four years—and the promise of his next four years in office as the leader of the Free World.
Whether in the area of military strength, national security, international relations, the resurgence of international respect for America, a booming economy propelled by millions of newly-created jobs, or the swift and unprecedented development of the COVID-19 vaccine, President Trump’s accomplishments have exceeded the measure of greatness for any President in modern memory. In the words of our RNC National Committeewoman, “If any Republican cannot or will not defend this President’s magnificent record in office, then the problem is with that Republican, NOT the President.”
Our evening with the President reminded us that our fight for his reelection is far from over. Likewise, it is crucial that we continue our support for his fight to protect ballot security, election integrity, and voter confidence in our nation’s electoral systems. For four years, he has fought for us amid false Democrat allegations, corrupt investigations, and a sham impeachment that produced no evidence. The American people are now owed an honest, transparent, and lawful 2020 election, and President Trump and his legal team are carrying that banner on our behalf. He is entitled to a full and fair legal process under the Constitution, just as Democrat Al Gore took 37 days and two trips to the United States Supreme Court to make his case in the 2000 Presidential election.
Today, President Trump addressed the nation with a comprehensive update on this year’s election and its aftermath: https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/videos/376615900112093.
We state in the strongest terms our unqualified support for our President in his search for the truth about this election, and we applaud the tremendous work being done by our colleagues in the half-dozen battleground states to uncover extensive and credible evidence of fraud, as documented in sworn eyewitness affidavits. Moreover, we stand 100% with grassroots Republicans in those same states that their elected legislators take immediate action to prevent certification of any fraudulent election results. It is crucial that every LEGAL vote be counted.
We truly treasure and respect the work of grassroots Republicans across Virginia, and we are keenly aware that many of our fellow citizens are rightfully asking questions and seeking evidence regarding our own elections. Make no mistake: We ARE making inquiries into what actions we can take to right any wrongs uncovered. We urge every grassroots Republican to speak out in defense of our great President, support his efforts to protect our votes, and educate the public about the consequences for our Constitutional Republic if our electoral system is compromised in a way that destroys trust by our fellow citizens. We will continue our efforts at RPV, but the real measure of success will be defined by the vital work of our party’s grassroots members.
Virginia Republicans are united by the battle cry “Four More Years.” As we stand with President Trump in this ongoing fight, let us look forward to January 20, 2021, when he places his right hand on the Bible on the South Portico of the United States Capitol and takes his oath of office, as prescribed by our precious Constitution.
Richard L. Anderson
Chairman, Republican Party of Virginia
Republican National Committeewoman
Morton C. Blackwell
Republican National Committeeman