Local

Area Electoral Board Member Says Purges Are Proper

Photo: WINA

Area Electoral Board Member Says Purges Are Proper

A Republican member of a local electoral board is a critic of the federal lawsuit that Virginia Democrats filed earlier this month. Clara Belle Wheeler of Albemarle County is making arguments that mirror a Friday ruling by U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton. The judge has told Virginia Democrats he found nothing wrong with purges of voters who have died or moved to another jurisdiction. Wheeler (pictured) says the Virginia Code tells electoral boards and registrars they are obligated to maintain “clean” voter rolls. Listen to the brief remarks by Wheeler by clicking the button at the bottom of this article.