Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Kirk Cox calls for election reforms

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Chesterfield) calls for sweeping election reforms in Virginia, after Georgia...
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Chesterfield) calls for sweeping election reforms in Virginia, after Georgia made significant changes to its own voting laws.(WVIR)
Updated: Mar. 26, 2021 at 7:45 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Virginia Gubernatorial candidate Del. Kirk Cox (R-Chesterfield) is calling for election reforms in the commonwealth.

During a stop in Charlottesville, Cox said he supports several far reaching changes that he says are needed to restore public faith in the election system.

“There’s a real question about voter integrity so whether it be our voter ID law which needs to be reconstituted. I think it needs signature match requirements our absentee ballots, there needs to be a chain of custody when we have ballots going to drop boxes,” Cox outlined.

The announcement comes just a day after Georgia announced sweeping changes to their election laws. To date, no widespread election fraud has been discovered in Virginia or in Georgia.

Cox also called for the election board to be nonpartisan.

“Three Democrats, three Republicans,” Cox explained. “Make sure the commissioner is picked by that board, not the governor. Let’s take politics out of the elections. Listen, make sure people know there’s integrity, and they have faith in the system because the system doesn’t work.”

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