For those who are wondering how their delegates voted at the recent Virginia Republican Convention in Richmond, the RPV has published the results, for each round of balloting. Those results are here.
Looking at the results, it is very clear that Susan Stimpson (second in the first round of voting) was hurt by the announcement of the results of that first round of balloting. The way the results were presented lead many delegates to believe that Susan had come in fourth, not second. Pete Snyder’s staff and supporters immediately tweeted that Susan was in fourth place among the five remaining candidates and would be out in the next round of voting. At that time Snyder still believed that Susan Stimpson was the biggest threat to him winning the convention. Was the announcement orchestrated by the Richmond establishment Good Ol’ Boys to hurt Susan Stimpson and help their boy Pete? Many delegates thought so. If you look at the drop in Susan’s support between the first and second ballots, it would appear that it worked. It hurt Susan and helped Pete. Of course Pete Snyder was never able to overcome E.W. Jackson’s lead, despite his many deceitful attempts which included hundreds of flyers stating that Corey Stewart had endorsed Snyder, followed by hundreds more saying that Mark Obenshain had endorsed Snyder. Both were lies, neither had endorsed Pete Snyder. All of Pete’s lies, all of his establishment support, and all of his money, just couldn’t put him over the finish line. The people prevailed! It was a beautiful thing to behold!