Press Release on June 12th:
For Immediate Release: June 12, 2018
Contact: William Henagan, 404-617-0683, firstname.lastname@example.org
POLITICALLY MOTIVATED CASE AGAINST VIGNARAJAH DISMISSED
JUDGE RULES IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES ON POLITICALLY MOTIVATED ATTACK ON NATION’s FIRST ALL-WOMAN-OF-COLOR TICKET
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – Annapolis, Maryland — The case filed against Krish Vignarajah, Democratic candidate for Governor, was thrown out in less than 30 minutes today. Vignarajah and her running mate Sharon Blake represent the nation’s first all-woman-of-color ticket, and as the campaign has been explaining, Vignarajah is absolutely eligible to become Governor of Maryland, and the time to litigate this question has long since past.
Vignarajah states: “It’s not a surprise that the establishment and political operatives are trying desperately to stop women of color from disrupting the old boys club in Maryland, but as a lifelong Marylander, I’ll continue fighting to support our schools, curb violent crime, and build a more inclusive economy for our state.”
During today’s hearing in front of an Anne Arundel Circuit Court judge the Attorney General’s Office, representing the Maryland Board of Elections, affirmed that Vignarajah has been a validly registered voter for the requisite period to be eligible to serve as Governor.
Voters can be 100% certain that their ballots for Krish will count, and she will be well positioned to defeat Governor Hogan in November. The courts showed no tolerance for politically motivated, frivolous lawsuits filed against women of color on the eve of early voting. The judge permitted both sides ample time for argument and ruled from the bench immediately.
Krish is rapidly gaining momentum from one of the race’s largest television advertisement buys, which is currently running across the state, and highlights that there are no women in federal or statewide elected office in Maryland. Following debate wins, straw polls, and a series viral videos like her recent “Mean Tweets,” which now has over 1.4 million views, Krish is poised to follow in the footsteps of women running and winning across the country this year. Learn more about her historic campaign and her policies here.
Hopefully this ends the discussion about her eligibility…at least for now. The “Mean Tweets” video is mentioned in the press release…and if you have not seen it…go view it ASAP. Funniest thing I have seen in Maryland politics in a while.