Listen: Virginia, Democrats And Ralph Northam discussed on John Reid
"Too mean to the Democrats you're unfair to the Democrats or I mean, most of the hostility comes from Republicans who think that I'm not nasty enough with Democrats. I mean, I know you want me to take a flame thrower here at burn everybody. And I guess if you know if we were out drinking one night, maybe I would do that. But I've tried to be somewhat even-handed here, and and polite and still candid on the radio. Tomorrow Virginia's governor Ralph Northam will be here in the studio from nine AM to ten AM for our monthly ask the governor sit down where you get to call in. At three four five eleven forty. I put that in your phone wherever you are tomorrow at nine o'clock, call in at three or four five eleven forty and you can ask the governor. What you want to ask to be nice about it? Or be polite about it. But this is your chance to put it to him. If something has ticked you off. And you're looking at his list of legislative items for the general assembly which convenes tomorrow in Richmond. This is your chance to ask him questions. And I did get a couple of emails yesterday from people that I haven't talked to before who said, hey, I've got a meeting on Wednesday. And I heard you talking about the governor coming in. But you really should ask him this, and this and this so I've printed those out of got him on my desk, and you know, this afternoon Trey, and I will talk about the elements that we want to make sure we get through tomorrow from nine to ten with the governor. But one of them that really incensed to this one state worker, I mean, I'm not delusional. I think he's probably a Republican. But he was the governor's announcement that he doesn't think that the strict voter ID laws in Virginia. In certain localities is appropriate. And he wants to make sure that that's not an impediment to people voting in this state worker. I guess works at a building downtown where they service a lot of. A lot of citizens. So it's not like some. Ivory tower bureaucrat location where you would want to keep the citizens out this place from this person's description where a lot of people have to come to do work, and they require every person who walks in the building to show an ID before they can conduct any state business. And it's not like you. It's optional you gotta show way. You if you get the notice for the state you've got to be there to deal with this. You can't just decline of. Thank you very much state of Virginia. You've you've got to engage with them. So you have to show an ID to walk in the building. And this guy saying, hey, who are we kidding here? This isn't about enabling people to vote. For democrats. And it's not about this in Ebeling. Disabling people from voting on the part of Republicans. This is about making sure that it's one person one vote in Virginia. And that we try to make sure that these elections which are often decided in the Commonwealth these days by a very slim margin. How many votes did? In the in the year that I've been on the air. What was the what was the house of delegates seat where they had to draw draw? Lots. Yeah, they had to draw a name out of a pot to decide who was going to get the house of delegates. He because the thing was tied. And this was thousands and thousands of votes that had been cast. And then how many votes did did they Bradley's by? Out of out of the total huge amount. He didn't get clocked here. It was pretty tight election. We're we are a divided people. And I guess I math. I find that unfortunate. But that's okay. That's that's democracy. And we're we're in the debate of ideas. It's unfortunate that we are so far apart. But the one thing we got to be able to agree on is that we're not going to be loosey-goosey about this and have half the population wondering on the day after election day, whether an election was stolen, and I I know some people don't like this. But you've got to be able to verify that one person in each locality, and that person's only voting once heats election, and I don't think we're doing enough to secure that premise in Virginia. And here the governor is talking about doing away with the voter ID laws now. So we're going to ask him about it tomorrow. I guarantee you that will be a question that comes up posed by me or by you tomorrow. But I mean, I I like. Ralph northbound enjoy talking to him. He's been very polite to me, but we got a problem there. That's not an okay thing to be proposing. At least as I understand it. So we want to give the governor an opportunity to talk about it tomorrow, you can call in at three four five eleven forty tomorrow at nine o'clock and put it to him yourself that and a whole bunch of other issues as the general assembly returns to town. Art, six twelve."