Tom Cotton Gets Results After Calling out McAuliffe Ally Dominion Energy’s Funding of Voter Suppression PAC – Opinion

Things are once again heating up as we come down to the wire in the Virginia governor’s race between Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe and Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin, with McAuliffe, in particular, being hit with one bad wave of negative press after the other, most often brought on by his own words when he allows his notoriously big mouth to overload his tiny circuits.

McAuliffe’s troubles got worse over the weekend after Axios news outlet reported that Virginia-based Dominion Energy, which donates heavily and generously to Democrats and affiliated PACs far more oftten than Republicans and which has been on shall we say “friendly” terms with the former Governor in the past (more here), was “quietly supporting” a deceptive PAC called “Accountability Virginia,” which is running ads on social media and on TV targeting Youngkin from the right on issues like the Second Amendment:

Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe swore off Dominion Energy money. But the utility has found more subtle ways to back McAuliffe’s gubernatorial bid, records show.

Driving the news: Dominion’s political action committee has donated $200,000 to a murky political group called Accountability Virginia PAC, a group with ties to prominent Democrats that’s been running ads attacking Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin from the right.

A quarterly financial report this month shows that Dominion gave four cash injections to Accountability Virginia, totaling $250,000 between July and September. In August, it recalled one $50,000 payment.

It’s the most the company has given to any statewide political committee in Virginia this year, according to disclosures on its website.

This report raises some obvious questions, which Sen. Tom Cottom of Arkansas (R-Ark.), has answered. Sunday Night, Sen. Tom Cttom (R.-Ark.), was present to seek answers.

He also tagged Facebook to find out why they were allowing the deceptive ads from Accountability Virginia, which he called “suppression ads to help Terry McAuliffe,” to run on their platform:

Is that the most delicious part? Cotton’s not so subtle threat issued to Dominion Energy warning of consequences should Republicans take back control of the House in 2022

“Republicans will take back Congress soon. Dominion’s leadership—especially CEO Robert Blue—ought to think very carefully about the consequences of funding disinformation to suppress voter turnout,” he wrote.

Evidently, this threat succeeded. According to Washington Post’s earlier report, Dominion Energy wanted the return of the money it had given the PAC.

McAuliffe’s campaign and McAuliffe have so far kept this topic under wraps. You can rest assured that if McAuliffe or his campaign get shamed, they will tap dance about the issue as Pinocchio on stilts, in the hope that the issue, along with all of the others that plagued their campaign for the past month, will go away.

Stay tuned, as always. For the most recent polling data on this race click here or here.

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