Makya Little has still not accepted her primary loss and announced with a music video on Instagram that she filed an Emergency Motion for Injunctive Relief in her case trying to keep ballots from being printed.
For context, Little says she is defending the Constitution by asking the court to stop ballots from being printed with the HD-19 Democratic primary winner Rozia Henson’s name. Henson defeated Little by 49 votes in the Democratic primary.
Little is seeking to run as an Independent against Henson in the general election but Virginia’s Sore Loser Law prevents candidates from doing so after losing a primary. She believes the law provides no remedy for candidates who feel they were slighted — even though candidates have to sign a form before the primary indicating they are running as a Democrat and will not run as an Independent if they lose.
She is asking the court to prevent ballots from being printed until the civil suit is completed.
The Department of Elections, the State Board of Elections, and Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker are listed as defendants in the case.
Little also recently seemed to draw a comparison between her situation and Donald Trump’s — the former president is facing a mountain of indictments for his actions in trying to overturn the 2020 election.
“For those celebrating the indictment of the former President of the United States today, I ask that you question your specific cause for celebration. I am a firm believer that right is right and wrong is wrong, and am grateful that our democracy appears to be holding strong,” Little said soon after the latest indictments against Trump were announced. “However, we as Americans must be prepared to hold all members of our preferred parties accountable. Otherwise, we become spurious rather than a nation of laws with liberty and justice for all. At times, members of both major political parties have willingly sold our constitutional rights and freedoms to maintain power and control to the detriment of We the People. When we don’t hold our representatives accountable, we are falsely substituting patriotism for tribalism. Are we willing to apply democratic principles to both sides of the aisle to heal rather than divide our country when one of us blatantly and willfully disregards the rule of law? I know I am, and I ask you to join me in this fight.”