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Good defeats incumbent Riggleman for 5th District nomination

Bob Good defeats incumbent Denver Riggleman to secure the fifth district GOP nomination.
Bob Good defeats incumbent Denver Riggleman to secure the fifth district GOP nomination.(WDBJ)
Published: Jun. 14, 2020 at 3:14 AM EDT
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Bob Good defeated incumbent Denver Riggleman to secure Virginia's Fifth District Republican nomination.

Good, a former official in the athletics department at Liberty University, secured 58.12% of the vote, according to voting officials.

Delegates from 21 counties and two cities took part in a

at a church in Campbell County Saturday.

While the convention ended at 7 p.m., the vote tally was not announced until after 1 a.m. Sunday.

Congressman Riggleman says he isn't happy with how the convention was organized. "I think right now we want to first win, but also highlight that this is not the way to choose candidates in Virginia. A drive-through convention like this, and you see people waiting for hours, people getting very distressed," Riggleman told WDBJ7 Saturday afternoon.

Good claimed victory in a Facebook post early Sunday morning. "I am thankful for the trust that the voters of the 5th district have placed in me and I am ready to head into the general election and take our message to conservative Republicans all over the district!"

Bob Good wins the 5th District Congressional race today with over 58% of the delegate vote! Hundreds of delegates from...

Posted by Bob Good for Congress on Saturday, June 13, 2020

In a social media statement, Riggleman alleged voting irregularities shortly before the results were announced and said his campaign was "evaluating all our options."

Voting irregularities and ballot stuffing has been reported in multiple counties in the #VA05. Voter fraud has been a...

Posted by Denver Riggleman on Saturday, June 13, 2020
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