It was a close race, but Soros-Backed Commonwealth Attorney in Loudoun County, Buta Biberaj lost her reelection bid to Republican Bob Anderson by just 300 votes.
It took over a week of continuous counting, but the Democrats were unable to manufacture enough votes to win.
This closely follows the elimination of the entire Loudoun County School Board. Its former superintendent has been found guilty of crimes having to do with the cover-up of rapes in the school district.
Anderson held the same job 20 years ago. With 68,068 votes, Anderson claimed victory over Biberaj’s 67,768 votes.
However, the results are still pending formal certification and finalization by the electoral board. Sixty percent of the mail-in ballots cast by election day went to Biberaj.
Just saw a few of the people who were counting ballots appear to have left for the day.
— David Kaplan (@DKaplanFox5DC) November 14, 2023
Anderson told 7News:
“I want to thank everyone for their efforts in this campaign as it was very close. So, everybody that participated in this, I want to say, sincerely, thank you so much.”
“We’re going to go forward with a number of different approaches to what’s been going on the county with respect to the criminal justice system. I can tell you that we’re going to be asking for additional investigators to cover fentanyl issues. Human trafficking issues was the number of areas that we’re going to be changing.”
Biberaj was a member of the 12 member group “Virginia Progressive Prosecutors for Justice,” which oversees over 40% of Virginia’s legal actions. That group is dedicated to keeping criminals out of prison and they advocate for initiatives to clear criminal records, abolish mandatory minimum sentencing, and eliminate the three-strikes rule.
Additionally, these progressive prosecutors have opposed cash bail, which they claim creates a two tier justice system, which it does. There are criminals in jails and criminals who are not in jail. Under their program makes every criminal equal by keeping them all free and out in the streets.
Attorney Buta Biberaj, who grew up in the Bronx, also took personal charge of the prosecution against Scott Smith, a 48-year-old father, following his arrest at a tumultuous public meeting in June 2021.
Scott Smith was arrested for obstruction of justice and disorderly behavior in June 2021.
A “transgender” student had sexually assaulted Smith’s daughter in the girl’s bathroom in May 2021, which the superintendent allegedly concealed. The same student was accused of two additional sexual assaults at other schools in the county.
The transgender reportedly wore a dress when he raped the girl in the lady’s bathroom at Stone Bridge High School. The school district’s policy allows male students to use the girl’s bathroom and vice versa.
The New York Post reported at the time:
The county’s top prosecutor pushed for jail time as well as a fine and anger management for Smith, even though he was only facing misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest — and his lawyer insisted he had been illegally detained, the court report said.
Smith’s attorney, Elizabeth Lancaster, told the Daily Wire that it was “completely unheard of for the prosecutor to handle a misdemeanor.”
“It is incredibly unusual for a disorderly conduct case to even go forward. The idea that they would actually be seeking jail time, I’d guess in my 15 years the number of times I’ve seen that happen would be zero,” Lancaster told the conservative outlet.
The request for harsh punishment also appears to be at odds with Biberaj’s long campaign against mass incarceration — helping her get elected in 2019, the Washington Post noted at the time.
That particularly applied to school-age children, including the 14-year-old charged with attacking Smith’s daughter in May.
Despite facing charges including forcible sodomy, the boy was only made to wear an ankle monitor and move to a different school — where earlier this month he was accused of a similar sex attack on another pupil, officials confirmed to Fox 5.