Cantor: 'Absentee' Voter In His Own Primary

June 23, 2014 - 7:41 AM

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Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). (AP)

(CNSNews.com) - House Representative Eric Cantor (R–Va.) voted by absentee ballot in his own congressional race in the 7th District of Virginia earlier this month.

CNSNews.com obtained the information on Cantor’s vote from Henrico County Virginia voter records. Those records show that Cantor filled out his absentee ballot in person at the Henrico County office building on Friday, June 6.

Election Day was four days later, Tuesday, June 10.   The Polls opened at 6 AM in Virginia's 7th District on primary day.

Several media reports put Cantor at an 8 AM fundraising meeting with lobbyists at a Starbucks in Washington, D.C. on June 10.

Cantor also cast 12 votes at the House of Representatives that day, the last one at about 3 PM. At some point after that, he headed towards his campaign party in Richmond.

From 4 to 7 PM the Latino organization CASA in Action claims they had members at the polls in support of immigration reform. This included posting people at Cantor's voting precinct, Rivers Edge Elementary School in Glen Allen.

Kim Propeack, Political Director of CASA de VA, told CNSNews.com, "Just like in November when we worked his poll, we did not see him come to vote."

At 7PM the polls closed.  Over an hour later, Cantor took the stage to give his concession address.

Republican challenger David Brat won the 7th District primary in an upset victory with 56 percent of the vote to Cantor's 44 percent.

Several political analysts have laid much of the blame for Cantor's loss on the theory that he focused too much on D.C. and lost touch with his district.