Creationist Cynthia Dunbar Fails to Win GOP Nomination for U.S. House Seat

By Hemant Mehta

Remember earlier today when I posted about how Creationist Cynthia Dunbar was on the verge of winning the Republican nomination for a U.S. House seat from Virginia’s 6th District?

You can breathe out now. It looks like that’s not going to happen.

Remember that this wasn’t a regular primary election. The GOP changed the rules to help her out. They opted for a nominating convention instead of a typical everyone-can-vote primary, and they even made sure that a candidate could win the nomination with a plurality of the votes instead of a majority, which is fantastic if you have a slight edge in an eight-way race.

Despite the advantages, though, Dunbar couldn’t pull it out at today’s nominating convention.

Some of the no-chance-in-hell candidates threw their support behind Ben Cline, a state delegate who probably won’t draw much negative attention this November, just to make sure the controversial Dunbar wouldn’t get the nod.

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