Sam dissects what’s behind the protests against the coronavirus shutdowns and against following doctors’ orders. I don’t agree with everything he and his colleagues have to say, but I think his main point as to motives for coronavirus intransigence is worth a listen.
One quibble: There are no statewide elections in Virginia this year, as Virginia state-wide elections take place in odd-numbered years. Accordingly, no Virginia State Senate seats are in play.
Off-year state-wide elections were a gift from the Byrd Machine intended to reduce voter turnout. Gutting out the vote is not a new tactic by any means.
This is not a criticism of Sam. I would not expect him to be familiar with the minutae of Virginia election law.