Monday, December 8, 2014

3rd Virginia Special Election on the Horizon: For Virginia House of Delegates Seat 63rd District Set for January 6, 2015. Seat was Previously Held by Rosalyn Dance Who Won Election in November to the Virginia Senate


Preston wins special election for Petersburg-area House seat, January 7, 2014

Murphy, Preston win special elections in 34th, 63rd House of Delegates districts, January 6, 2014

Original Post:
The Virginia House of Delegate candidates for the 63rd District (including Chesterfield County /part, Dinwiddie County/part, Prince George County/part, Hopewell/part and Petersburg) are:               

               No Candidate –                  (R)
                Joseph E. Preston–               (D) -As of 12/08/14 there is no election website
                W. H. "Mouse" Jones, Jr. – (I)  -As of 12/08/14 there is no election website 

PolitiFact Virginia: Statement by Virginia Senator Richard Saslaw, Female students at UVA "have a 20 percent chance of being sexually assaulted." Ruling, Mostly False

I’ve been posting articles and editorials about the highly questionable but broadly repeated statistics of campus sexual assaults for months! 
May 6, 2014

It’s nice to see PolitiFact Virginia take this claim/statistic on and in the end, rule against it. 


Statement in Question:
Female students at UVA "have a 20 percent chance of being sexually assaulted." — Richard Saslaw on Monday, November 24th, 2014 in a presentation.

PolitiFact Ruling:
Mostly False 

Saslaw says 20 percent of female students at University of Virginia are sexually assaulted, December 8, 2014       By Sean Gorman

Senate Minority Leader Richard Saslaw seethed after reading a Rolling Stone article detailing an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity.