|In an article published today by the Winchester Star, Clara Belle Wheeler, vice-chairwoman of the state board of elections, admitted that she often quoted Stalin to instill distrust of the electoral system.
According to the Star, Wheeler admitted she often paraphrased Joseph Stalin when telling voters, “It’s not who votes that counts…It’s who counts the votes.”
The Star reported, “Friday night, Wheeler said she often uses Stalin’s quote, and attributes it to him, in order to illustrate the need for fairness and accuracy in U.S. elections.”
Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker yesterday called on Wheeler to resign after she made baseless allegations that “massive, well-organized, well-orchestrated voter fraud ... happens every day.”
“We have an elections official who admits to quoting Joseph Stalin in her efforts to perpetuate distrust of the electoral process,” said Democratic Party of Virginia spokeswoman Katie Baker. “Furthermore, she actively advocates for the election of Republicans while overseeing the election system. This is a blatant conflict of interest: Clara Belle Wheeler should resign today.”