Virginia’s Trump Campaign Chairman Voted for Racist Ralph Northam, Bucked Populist Movement

A Virginia radio host who served as the state’s Chairman for the Donald J. Trump presidential campaign in 2016 voted for racist Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam, and recently bucked the same populist movement that elected Trump.

“I voted for State Senator Ralph Northam for Democratic Lieutenant Governor nominee,” John Fredericks said in 2013.

Fredericks now hosts a syndicated radio show.

“Northam has a solid reputation for being approachable and open to dissenting dialogue. And he is not shy about working with legislators on both sides of the aisle to do what he believes is the right thing,” he continued. “Bottom-line: you can have a meaningful conversation with him, regardless of your political differences.”

Fredericks was obviously dead wrong about Northam. Both sides of the political aisle are trying to have a “meaningful conversation” about Northam’s resignation after Big League Politics outed him as a blackface or KKK hood-wearing racist. Northam has refused to answer to anyone.

After endorsements from prominent Republicans like Fredericks in his bid for Lieutenant Governor, Northam moved up the ranks quickly, winning the state’s governorship in 2017.

Fredericks’ transgressions do not end with his vote for Northam, though.

In December, he was quoted in The Washington Post bashing Republican U.S. Senate nominee Corey Stewart, Virginia’s torch-bearer of the same populist movement that propelled Trump to the presidency.

“This party has to have a public exorcism of Corey Stewart — complete with holy water and green vomit,” he told the paper.

Fredericks provided no explanation for his shapeshifting, but presumably he bought into the fake press narrative that Stewart is a “racist.” This, after he voted for an actual racist. The Republican Party of Virginia – which missed some great opposition research against Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax who stands accused of two rapes – was grieving after it rolled over to leftists in the mainstream press and only tepidly backed Stewart in his 2018 run against Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.). Ironically, the party feared being labeled as “racists” while governor of the state received a pass for actual racism, and his lieutenant received a pass for alleged sexual assault.

At what point will the GOP tire of being lapped by Democrats? Is there even a point to having a Republican party if it simply operates on all of the premises established by the political left and their ilk in the mainstream press?

Virginia, once again, will be a key battleground state for Trump in 2020.

Fredericks avoided BLP’s poignant questions about his vote for Northam and rebuke of Stewart, and instead said that he voted for Ed Gillespie in the 2017 gubernatorial race against Northam – three years after voting for Northam in a primary. He also said that he would not “re-litigate the failed Corey Stewart for Senate campaign,” and touted the size of his radio show.

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