Lynchburg’s newspaper, The News & Advance, recently posted a poll regarding the U.S. Senate race in Virginia. In it, they asked respondents if they favored Democratic Senator Mark Warner, Republican Ed Gillespie, or none of the above. The only problem, as readers of the blog already know, is that they failed to include the third candidate, Libertarian Robert Sarvis.
Now, if Sarvis’ name wasn’t actually listed on the ballot, then excluding him wouldn’t be any big deal. However, as I’ve mentioned earlier, the fact that Sarvis had to jump through the additional election hoop of collecting signatures from at least 10,000 registered Virginia voters, meant that his campaign was unfairly burdened. And then, to top it all off, he is erased from debates and polls.
Well, as a result of this oversight, either intentional or unintentional, a number of folks, myself included, contacted The News & Advance. Here is their reply:
The News & Advance