Hey Amanda, Woman-Up and Let It Go

by Andrea Epps

It’s no secret that I was thrilled to watch Glen Sturtevant’s name replace Amanda Chase’s on the election night ticker. However, this isn’t about my disdain for Chase, nor my approval of Sturtevant; I don’t even know him.

This is about simple math and what I believe to be a last-ditch effort at a con job by a professional.

I’m sure not many people expected Amanda Chase to do the right thing and concede with grace. No, most of us expected some post-primary cry of foul. I did expect, however, that her foul cry would be based on something that made sense, and it doesn’t.

Since Tuesday, Chase has hit the airwaves and social media with the claim that the early voting in Chesterfield County was rigged. This accusation is ridiculous on its face to anyone who knows about elections in Chesterfield. The registrar’s office has been run like a Swiss watch for years, but even that doesn’t matter in this case.

Let’s look at her claim by the numbers. As Lynn Mitchell noted, Chase is claiming that the Chesterfield County early vote contained 346 “illegal” votes. Well, okay. Even if we give Chase the benefit for argument sake, guess what?

SHE STILL LOSES! But how?

If, for argument’s sake we say there was any issue whatsoever in the early vote (there wasn’t), then it would naturally mean the entire early vote, not just 346 votes she doesn’t like. Just so happens that 346 is the number of votes she would need to tie Sturtevant, but I digress…

If you subtract the entire early vote from each candidate, you end up with the following:

Sturtevant: 7791-1080 = 6711
Chase: 7565-871 = 6694
Ramirez: 4892-488 = 4404

Sturtevant still wins.

Now, before anyone starts throwing shade, yes I understand that this is simply Amanda’s way of trying to cast doubt on the entire primary. However, she apparently doesn’t understand the difference between the early vote and the absentee vote, either. She uses the terms interchangeably in her statements. If you’re going to claim a rigged primary, at least base it off of something that adds up.

The primary wasn’t rigged. She just lost. Her claims about the “law” are actually quite sad. Apparently, she thinks she’ll fare better as a write-in candidate. That might explain her latest posts begging for money.

Amanda, you lost. Woman up and let it go.

Andrea Epps is a senior contributor with Bearing Drift. Reprinted with permission.


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12 responses to “Hey Amanda, Woman-Up and Let It Go”

  1. Nancy Naive Avatar
    Nancy Naive

    Kari Lake strikes again…

    1. James Wyatt Whitehead Avatar
      James Wyatt Whitehead

      1. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

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          James Wyatt Whitehead

          1. Nancy Naive Avatar
            Nancy Naive

            Definitely underrated.

          2. James Wyatt Whitehead Avatar
            James Wyatt Whitehead

            They still have the goods. Saw them live not long ago. We could keep going. H and O songs match up well with Chase.

          3. Nancy Naive Avatar
            Nancy Naive

            That we could. I assume you held nose and watched Daryl’s House on PBS? Maybe you didn’t have to. It was picked up in part by other networks.

          4. James Wyatt Whitehead Avatar
            James Wyatt Whitehead

            I only watched one time. But it was good. Todd Rundgren was at Daryl’s House.

          5. Nancy Naive Avatar
            Nancy Naive

            Apparently, he had been holding jams at his house for years before the show with some of the biggest names in music. All of it archived, and unpublished (probably contractually unpublishable) on audio tape.

          6. WayneS Avatar

            None of those are the Hall and Oates song that I was thinking of…

    2. VaNavVet Avatar
      VaNavVet

      The new GOP playbook!

  2. vicnicholls Avatar
    vicnicholls

    Actually there are issues and have been problems in the data. The Dept of Elections knows about at least one of them in regards to duplicates. They apparently didn’t fix it before the last election and I have no evidence to prove they’ve fixed it for the primaries.

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