According to reports, it has been confirmed that Glenn Youngkin’s 17-year-old son tried to vote twice on Election Day despite not being eligible to vote yet, according to election officials.
Despite his unrelenting attempts, he was not successful.
Naming Youngkin’s son in this report is not because he is a minor and he has not been charged with any crime whatsoever.
The criminal code of Virginia makes it clear that using fraudulent information to vote is a crime.
However, the Virginia code does not mention that one cannot vote when they are not eligible, Konopasek explains.
Nonetheless, it is unclear whether the teenager violated any election laws, said Fairfax County Registrar Scott Konopasek.
Electoral officials in Fairfax County said the teen went to the Great Falls Library polling place in the Hickory precinct which his address does not match.
Having determined that he was not eligible to vote, election workers deprived him of the opportunity to vote.
According to the Fairfax County Office of Elections, the incident is being investigated.
“This morning, November 5, 2021, the General Registrar was made aware of concerns that a 17 [year-old] male attempted on two occasions to vote on election day. The young man presented identification but was ineligible to be registered due to his age and was not permitted to vote. The man was given a registration form and encouraged to register for future elections,” the office of elections said in a statement.
“The man did not vote. He made no false statements. He did not disrupt voting. Based upon information available to me now, it appears that he committed no election offense as defined in Chapter 10 of the Elections Code.”
In a statement, Youngkin’s campaign said:
“It’s unfortunate that while Glenn attempts to unite the Commonwealth around his positive message of better schools, safer streets, a lower cost of living, and more jobs, his political opponents—mad that they suffered historic losses this year—are pitching opposition research on a 17-year old kid who honestly misunderstood Virginia election law and simply asked polling officials if he was eligible to vote; when informed he was not, he went to school.”
According to the chief of the Hickory precinct, the teen reached the polling site at 9:30 am on Tuesday to request a ballot.
Despite being told he needed to be 18 years old to register to vote, he declined a registration form when offered one.
Thirty minutes later, at 10 a.m., the voter returned to the precinct to request a second ballot.
Despite not being eligible to vote again, the notes show the teen was once again offered the opportunity to register.
“He declined if he would not be able to vote today,” the chief wrote.
Former Carlyle Group CEO, Youngkin, turned the Virginia governorship from Democratic to Republican control in an election that saw the state’s highest voter turnout in decades.
Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, and former governor have been beaten hands down by the entrepreneur, signaling a political turnaround in a state that had been trending increasingly in blue colors.
A daughter and three sons are among Youngkin’s four children with his wife Suzanne.
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