LCRC Resolutions

AMEND VA CODE 24.2-626

Whereas the Code of Virginia and processes published by The Virginia Department of Elections contain provisions for use of paper ballots;

Whereas the process of hand tabulation of official paper ballots when localities choose not to use electronic voting systems is administered in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the Virginia State Board of Elections in “Virginia’s Guide to Hand-Counting Ballots” dated September 2021;

Whereas when the number of paper ballots to be counted has been verified, the official paper ballots are counted according to the “Code of Virginia §24.2-665. How paper ballots counted.”;

Resolved that the Loudoun County Republican Committee (LCRC) supports and adopts a resolution calling on the Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly to amend VA §24.2-626, Section A, as follows:

§ 24.2-626. Governing bodies may acquire electronic voting systems.

A. The governing body of each county and city shall may provide for the use of electronic voting systems, of a kind approved by the State Board, at every precinct and for all elections held in the county, the city, or any part of the county or city.

Each county and city governing body shall has the responsibility for the purchase, lease, lease purchase, or otherwise acquire acquisition of such systems and may provide for the payment therefore in the manner it deems proper. Systems of different kinds may be adopted for use and be used in different precincts of the same county or city, or within a precinct or precincts in a county or city, subject to the approval of the State Board.

Further Resolved, that the Chairman of the LCRC may cause copies of this resolution to be published by Public Notice and to be disseminated to all members of the LCRC/United Republican Subcommittee, Department of Elections, Virginia State Board of Elections, and the Virginia General Assembly.


March 29, 2023

Whereas the Loudoun County Republican Committee’s mission includes promoting protection of the rights and privacy of each legally-registered voter in Virginia and the integrity of each legal vote;

Whereas the integrity of voter rolls is a fundamental component of said protection of voter rights such that accurate and up-to-date voter rolls are essential to prevent the dilution of each legal vote cast;

Whereas the Electronic Registration Information Center, Inc. (hereafter, ERIC) is a non-governmental, non-profit corporation organized and operating outside the Commonwealth of Virginia; the entity structure of ERIC provides no accountability to the public as to its actions, although the actions or non-actions of ERIC and its Board of Directors have the potential to profoundly impact each legally-registered voter’s vote cast;

Whereas membership in ERIC, obligates the Commonwealth of Virginia to share every registered voter’s personally identifiable information (PII) as well as PII from the Department of Motor Vehicles System including that of underage minors of which data are not shared in return by ERIC with member state and local election agencies and offices;

Whereas failure to supply such data every 60 days to ERIC and after a 30-day grace period results in automatic removal from ERIC membership but sharing ERIC-generated data returned to the states by ERIC to any entity outside of the elections office requires both a court order and the approval of ERIC before the data sought is shared;

Whereas recommendations of good faith reforms by a bipartisan group of ERIC member states, formed in 2022, that would improve oversight and governance, reduce participation from partisan ex-officio members of the Board, allow à la carte selection of member services from ERIC, and improve the security and protection of states’ citizens’ private information have not been acted upon by the Officers and Board of ERIC;

Whereas this lack of action has resulted in a loss of confidence and withdrawal from ERIC membership by six states since January 1, 2023, with the potential for additional withdrawals;

Whereas ERIC’s stated benefits include reducing state voter roll maintenance workload and improving voter roll accuracy, ERIC has imposed reporting requirements such that workload is increased while analysis of some member states’ voter rolls’ integrity show no or de minimus benefit;

Whereas the benefit of ERIC membership and its ability to achieve its stated mission continues to diminish with the withdrawal of membership of other states;

Whereas withdrawal from ERIC of those states adjacent to Virginia continues to degrade data integrity and increase inability to provide data directed at preventing cross-border voting; and

Whereas the members of the Loudoun County Republican Committee have lost confidence in ERIC’s ability to be an effective and accurate source of voter roll data for maintaining accurate and up-to-date Virginia voter rolls; therefore, be it

Resolved, that the Loudoun County Republican Committee

  1. supports withdrawal of the Commonwealth of Virginia from membership in the Electronic Registration Information Center; and

Further Resolved, that the Chairman of the Loudoun County Republican Committee

  1. shall cause copies of this resolution to be disseminated to all members of the Virginia State Board of Election, the Virginia Commissioner of Elections, the Virginia Secretary of Administration, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and the Attorney General of Virginia.


March 28, 2023

Whereas the Loudoun County Republican Committee (hereafter LCRC) is committed to supporting principles and practices that promote free, fair, and transparent elections in the County of Loudoun, the State of Virginia, and the United States of America;

Whereas the LCRC is in alignment with the resolution adopted by the Republican National Committee (hereafter RNC) opposing such said voting scheme known as Ranked Choice Voting and wishes to adopt and support the RNC resolution as contained herewith;

Whereas the mission of the Republican Party is to act as the party of liberty, the party of equality, the party of opportunity for all, the party of favoritism for none and to encourage and allow the broadest possible participation of all voters in Republican Party activities at all levels and to ensure that the Republican Party is open and accessible to all Americans;

Whereas America has operated on a well-understood and relatively uniform election system that has been implemented over two hundred years to support our constitutional republic;

Whereas the political parties in America have created the world’s largest representative forums for debate amongst thousands of factions of American citizens all across the nation;

Whereas traditional American primary and general elections ensure that voters who support one candidate, not a plurality of candidates, are heard clearly while ranked choice voting schemes open elections to “ballot exhaustion” or the disenfranchisement of voters who choose not to support multiple candidates who do not clearly represent their values;

Whereas the grassroots activists of the Republican Party have made it abundantly clear that they do not trust new election procedures, outcomes, and further complications of modern systems that sow additional distrust in elections, and we need to keep voting simple and secure;

Whereas educating voters on the confusing processes that vary by state has cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars for educational efforts that have provided ineffective results;

Whereas states and communities where ranked choice voting has been tested have consistently decreased voter participation in those communities and in many cases the elections have resulted in more discarded votes than counted votes;

Whereas ranked choice voting often results in additional tabulation delays resulting in days or weeks of additional counting while depending exclusively on technology without traceable ballots to support determined winners; and

Whereas supporters of ranked choice voting seek to eliminate or disempower party primaries; therefore, be it

Resolved, that the Loudoun County Republican Committee

  1. supports and adopts the Resolution to Officially Oppose Ranked Choice Voting Across the County and particularly in Virginia as adopted by the RNC as set forth, and

Further Resolved, that the Chairman of the Loudoun County Republican Committee

  1. shall cause copies of this resolution to be disseminated to all Republican members of the Virginia General Assembly and all Republican candidates seeking Republican nomination in the General Assembly.


March 3, 2023

The following resolution is offered in support of Sheriff Mike Chapman, who has led the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office for the past 11 years and is seeking a fourth term this year.

WHEREAS Sheriff Mike Chapman presides over the largest and most successful full-service Sheriff’s Office in the Commonwealth of Virginia;

WHEREAS Sheriff Mike Chapman has been a loyal Republican, campaigning for Republican candidates for federal, state, and local office;

WHEREAS Sheriff Mike Chapman was recently named 2022 Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriffs’ Association and was voted 2022 Favorite Public Servant by readers of both Loudoun Now and the Loudoun Times-Mirror;

WHEREAS Sheriff Mike Chapman’s leadership has resulted in a 47% reduction in serious crime in Loudoun County, exponentially better than reductions in every surrounding jurisdiction;

WHEREAS Sheriff Mike Chapman defeated efforts by Democrats on the Board of Supervisors to take over law enforcement, turn public safety into a social experiment, spend $300 million or more in taxpayer monies, and put our citizens at risk;

WHEREAS Sheriff Mike Chapman has protected our children in Loudoun County Public Schools through innovative education and safety programs and by maintaining an effective School Resource Officer program in every middle and high school, despite the opposition of Democrats along with bureaucrats in Loudoun County Public Schools central administration;

WHEREAS Sheriff Mike Chapman has refused to allow the militarization of local law enforcement and has reduced the use of SWAT deployments and tasers by tenfold, while at the same time making Loudoun one of the safest major counties in America; and

WHEREAS Sheriff Mike Chapman has consistently respected the U.S Constitution, our First Amendment right to free speech and assembly, and the duties of his office; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Loudoun County Republican Committee thanks Sheriff Mike Chapman for his leadership and services, disavows any effort by current or prospective members to denigrate him or the Sheriff’s Office, and expresses our support for his re-election this year.


March 3, 2023

Whereas on February 14, 2023, Mr. Jeffrey “Jeff” Morse i) voted against a motion to release a redacted and privacy-preserving version of an independent investigator’s report, ii) paid for with county funds, iii) that assessed the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Administration’s actions regarding two confirmed sexual assaults, iv) that occurred on separate days during school hours on school property, v) thereby failing to protect all other students, vi) by allowing the perpetrator to remain in two schools for multiple days, vii) despite the fact that on December 13, 2022, Mr. Morse publicly affirmed the compelling need for the report’s release;

Whereas as Chairman of the School Board, Mr. Morse had foreknowledge of criminality by the LCPS Administration regarding both the existence and truthfulness of public communications related to the ongoing events, yet he and Vice Chairman Ian Serotkin jointly published the following false statement on December 5, 2022, further exacerbating public distrust in the School Board: “We are pleased that the Special Grand Jury’s extensive investigation found no evidence of criminal conduct on the part of anyone within LCPS, and not a single indictment was filed as a result of this lengthy process;”

Whereas on January 17, 2022, Mr. Morse acted in defiance of newly-elected Republican Governor Youngkin’s Executive Order 02 when he voted in favor of extending the COVID-19 mask-wearing mandate, thereby overriding parents’ exclusive Constitutional right to make decisions in the best interest of their children; and

Whereas on June 24, 2019, Mr. Morse sought and received the endorsement of the Loudoun County Republican Committee (LCRC) for his Dulles District candidacy for Loudoun County School Board; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, effective immediately, the Loudoun County Republican Committee hereby formally censures and rescinds all endorsements of Mr. Morse. Such rescission includes immediate removal of all public statements of support towards Mr. Morse by the LCRC and prohibits Mr. Morse from any future verbal or written communications, statements, or affirmations of Republican support by Mr. Morse.

Be it proclaimed, that the LCRC is a staunch advocate for the rights and protections of all children, regardless of race, religion, national origin, or sex, and that parents have the exclusive Constitutional right to raise their children as they see fit, including attending the schools of their choice. Student and parental rights are preeminent over those of all government institutions. Complementing the rights of students and parents, the LCRC is an advocate for teacher job safety and their partnership with parents.

Be it ordered, that a copy of this resolution be mailed to Mr. Morse at LCPS and the address listed on his Friends of Jeff Morse candidate campaign committee’s Statement of Organization, and all mentions of Mr. Morse on the LCRC’s public-facing website be removed and archived with this notice of censure.


February, 2023

Whereas the Loudoun County Republican Committee adopted the Educational Excellence and Freedom Resolution on October 25, 2021,

Whereas we still believe parents are the first and primary educators of their children, and they are not morally or legally obligated to co-parent with the government;

Whereas every single child in Virginia deserves a quality education in a safe environment of their parents’ choosing, whether that is in public schools or alternative options;

Whereas we believe that fully-funded School Choice should be accessible to all Virginia students without government strings attached,

Now, therefore, be it Resolved that the Loudoun County Republican Committee supports House Bill 1396 – Education Savings Account Program established; Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits as it is currently introduced, and

Resolved, that the Chairman of the Loudoun County Republican Committee shall cause copies of this resolution to be disseminated to all Republican members of the Virginia General Assembly.


January 17, 2023

TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THAT the election of the Republican National Committee (RNC) chair will occur on January 27, 2023; and

RECOGNIZING that Ronna Romney McDaniel (Ms. McDaniel) has chaired the Republican National Committee (RNC) since January 2017 and plans to run for re-election on January 27, 2023; and

NOTING WITH GREAT CONCERN THAT inasmuch as the RNC is responsible for supporting and electing Republican candidates to federal office, under Ms. McDaniel’s leadership:

  1. RNC lost the House of Representatives in 2018;
  2. RNC lost the White House and the Senate in 2020; 
  3. RNC failed to retake the Senate in 2022, and barely recaptured a majority in the House of Representatives; 
  4. Mismanaged RNC finances, in which Ms. McDaniel authorized the expenditure of millions of dollars on private jets, hotels, limousines, flowers, alcohol, clothing and questionable “office expenses”;  
  5. Promoted mail-in voting, counter to RNC policy; and
  6. Failed in messaging, television ads and election integrity.

WHEREAS, the Loudoun County Republican Committee (LCRC) of Virginia is a grassroots organization located in Loudoun County, Virginia where its members contribute by taking responsibility and action to promote the Republican Party and its candidates, both locally and nationally; and

WHEREAS, LCRC has lost faith in Ms. McDaniel’s leadership and determined that change in control is imperative for the good of the Republican Party, as outlined by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY):

“Change is desperately needed, and there are many leaders…. ready to step up to ensure our party retools and transforms as critical elections fast approach, namely the 2024 Presidential and Congressional races.” 

WHEREAS, several Republican leaders have announced their interest in chairing the RNC to bring a fresh perspective and vision to the job including Ms. Harmeet Dhillon – a conservative lawyer in California who believes that the RNC leadership needs to be “radically reshaped”; and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell –  a nationally recognized conservative activist critical of Ms. McDaniels; and

WHEREAS, Virginia has three voting members on the RNC – Chairman Richard L. Anderson, National Committeeman Morton Blackwell and National Committeewoman Patricia Bast Lyman; and

REAFFIRMING the LCRC’s commitment to energize the RNC locally and nationally;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the LCRC has no confidence in the leadership of Chairperson McDaniel and believes she must be replaced as RNC Chair; and

BE IT RESOLVED that the LCRC recommends the Virginia delegation put forward the names of either Ms. Harmeet Dhillon or Mr. Mike Lindell as the new RNC Chairperson; 

BE IT RESOLVED that the LCRC urges Chairman Anderson, Mr. Blackwell and Ms. Lyman to heed the profound dissatisfaction by the LCRC with the current RNC leadership and vote for a new Chairperson when the RNC meets on January 27, 2023, to elect a Chair.


Scott Pio, LCRC Chairman

Gerald, LCRC Issues & Legis. Chairman

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