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The Virginia Republican activist confirmed he was the creator of the video in a statement to the Washington Examiner’s Byron York. Hurtt said the man’s tirade was their second interaction. The activist had been offering voters sample Republican ballots so they would know the slate of GOP candidates up for election on Tuesday. “I offered a Republican sample ballot, and he flew into a rage, calling me names, spouting the sort of tropes you hear in the video,” Hurtt said of the first conversation. “I assumed he would come out afterwards and continue his verbal assault, so I turned on my phone camera and slid it into my shirt pocket,” he said.
Unhinged progressive confronts Republican poll greeter in Arlington, Election Day 2023. pic.twitter.com/fgRfNxVS7X— Matthew Hurtt (@matthewhurtt) November 7, 2023
The identity of the irate man wasn’t known early Tuesday afternoon. All 140 seats in Virginia’s General Assembly are being contested in the off-year election, according to The Washington Post. The election could determine whether Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has the political support to enact his legislative agenda in the commonwealth.
The story behind this exchange, from Matthew Hurtt, chairman of the Arlington GOP and maker of this video: ‘I was at my fourth polling location for the morning handing out Republican sample ballots. I had already talked to the Democratic poll greeters and a few voters when this… https://t.co/AU0lI90105— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 7, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.