The Left is allergic to the truth. They’ll do and say anything to advance their agenda.
But this Democrat Senator is disqualified from office for one earth-shattering lie.
Virginia Democrats seized control of the state House last week and retained control of the state Senate by one member — but a victorious senator may have lied about residing in the area, putting the chamber in Republican hands.
Democrats are expected to control the state Senate 21-19, but if Ghazala Hashmi is found to be unable to serve because she lied on her campaign paperwork, she may be replaced by a Republican, and Republican Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears would cast tie-breaking votes.
Candidates for the Virginia Senate must live in the district for which they are running, and Hashmi stated on her candidacy application that she lived in an apartment on Boulder Lake Drive in North Chesterfield, Senate District 15.
However, four neighbors filed a complaint alleging that she actually resides outside the district on Bosham Lane in Midlothian, and they submitted a spreadsheet indicating that they drove by the house 62 times in October to establish her residency.
Her car was there late at night and early in the morning, and she left the house shortly after 8 a.m., according to the notes. There is also photographic evidence.
If Hashmi actually dwell in the Chesterfield apartment, she may have committed a felony by concealing her ownership of the Midlothian home on sworn election paperwork.
The Certificate of Candidacy Qualification, which she signed March 14, 2023, says, “I now reside at the address shown below in the district in which I seek office,” under which she listed the North Chesterfield apartment.
The form also asks, “Do you or a member of your immediately family, separately or together, hold an interest valued at more than $5,000 in real property? DO NOT INCLUDE your principal residence.”
She checked “no,” and did not include the Midlothian address. According to public records, she and her husband have owned the almost $600,000 home since 1999.
The form says “knowingly making any untrue statement or entry in this document is a felony under Virginia law. The punishment is a maximum fine of $2,500 and/or confinement for up to ten years. Also, you lose your right to vote.”
Hashmi is a senator who currently represents the old Senate District 10, which encompasses Midlothian. However, as a result of this year’s once-in-a-decade redistricting, her residence became part of a new District 12.
However, she opted to run in adjacent District 15, which represents Chesterfield County and a portion of Richmond, and she appears to have rented an apartment in order to have an address there.
According to real estate websites, her 24-year-old property is not currently for sale. Her automobile, which is frequently seen parked there, is clearly identified because it carries unique legislative plates.
Last Tuesday, Hashmi defeated Republican Hayden Fisher with 62% of the vote. Fisher told The Daily Wire, “I plan to stop them from certifying the election. She’s disqualified, that means I ran unopposed as a matter of law.”
“There’s no question whatsoever that she does not live in that apartment,” he said. “She definitely clearly intentionally lied on that form. And she does not reside in the district so she should not represent it.”
“She made no genuine effort to actually move into the district, she just rented an apartment. Why don’t you just sell your house and move into the district? She just doesn’t even care. The arrogance is mind-boggling,” he said.
“Even if you look only at the document itself, she’s claiming she lives in this apartment and she didn’t list that she owns a secondary residence, when it’s a matter of public record that she owns it,” he added. “Number one, it’s a crime, number two, the board of elections should remove her.”
Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.