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Two prosecutor candidates in Virginia backed by liberal billionaire George Soros have ousted the incumbents in upset victories during Tuesday’s primary in the state.
Soros used his Justice & Public Safety PAC to push nearly $1 million total to Parisa Dehghani-Tafti, a former defense lawyer who ran in the Arlington County Commonwealth’s attorney race against incumbent Democrat Theo Stamos, and Steve Descano, a former Justice Department employee who ran in Fairfax County against longtime incumbent Democrat Ray Morrogh.
The article goes on to state the following:
Tafti defeated Stamos by 700 votes and a 2.8 percent margin (51.41 to 48.59 percent) while Descano defeated Morrogh by 1,454 votes and a 2.1 percent margin (51.05 to 48.95 percent), according to the Virginia Department of Elections.
Tafti and Descano were both at a major money advantage for such a race with the help of Soros, who provided a the vast majority of their funds. Virginia was the latest area Soros has injected his money in recent years a bid to “overhaul” the criminal justice system.
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Progressive challengers oust longtime prosecutors in Northern Virginia https://t.co/hnN3oxlUdW
— Post Local (@postlocal) June 12, 2019
An upset in the Democratic primary for Arlington Commonwealth’s Attorney. With all precincts in, challenger Parisa Dehghani-Tafti defeats veteran prosecutor Theo Stamos, 52%-48% @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/UeaKY6AOUg
— Julie Carey (@JulieCareyNBC) June 12, 2019
— The Appeal (@theappeal) June 12, 2019
Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe showed up to tonight’s victory party and says he’s not surprised that Parisa Dehghani-Tafti won. He says criminal justice reforms are needed in VA. @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/fZCWRDfach
— Caroline Tucker (@CTuckerNews) June 12, 2019
just in: Steve Descano has OUSTED Ray Morrogh, the prosecutor of Fairfax, VA.
Descano ran on never seeking the death penalty & not prosecuting marijuana, & on not seeking cash bail. He said he’d file fewer felony-level charges & favor pre-trial diversion. https://t.co/YDukqA6izp
— Taniel (@Taniel) June 12, 2019
The challengers most likely to succeed: civil libertarians Parisa Deghani-Tafti and Steve Descano, who are challenging tough-on-crime prosecutors in Arlington and Fairfax counties, respectively.
They have the support of former Gov. Terry McAuliffe and George Soros’ PAC. pic.twitter.com/rrtY1S9aqt
— Daniel Marans (@danielmarans) June 11, 2019
Congratulations to @SteveDescano for his win in the Democratic primary for Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney. Steve ran a bold campaign that centered community, justice, and equality, proving that Fairfax County is ready for real criminal justice reform. pic.twitter.com/i1bUT0NgFi
— New Virginia Majority (@NewVAMajority) June 12, 2019
Soros-Funded Va. Prosecutor Candidates Defeat Incumbents https://t.co/6sKkrano6N
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) June 12, 2019
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