Glen Allen, VA– Following a number of suspicious calls and emails, placed to registered delegates to the VA-07 Republican Convention, Andrew Knaggs, Republican candidate for Congress, is sounding the alarm regarding the potential scam.
“It has come to my attention that some delegates are receiving a call and/or email suggesting that a student from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is conducting a survey of the registered delegates to the convention,” said Knaggs.
When asked of the situation, the 7th District Committee and the Amelia, Nottoway, Louisa, Powhatan, Spotsylvania, Chesterfield, and Henrico GOP committees expressed that they had not provided the list to a student from VCU for research purposes. Goochland, Culpeper, and Orange counties had not responded at the time of the release. The list of registered delegates is, typically, only made available to campaigns.
The sender of this email, created an email “firstname.lastname@example.org” and worded the survey in a way that appears to mislead the reader into thinking that the survey is for research puposes.
“I am very concerned that someone may be deliberately misleading delegates with this survey. Given these facts, I believe the 7th District Republican Committee should immediately investigate the situation,” said Knaggs. “The integrity of our Convention is at stake and my top concern is that our nominee emerges from this process ready to win back the 7th District.”
Knaggs is a West Point graduate, a Green Beret, Bronze Star Recipient, Attorney, and former appointee in the Trump Administration. You can read his full bio here.