Prince William County Board of Supervisors member Corey Stewart has long been Virginia’s shame, but during the past two years his attempts at taking a statewide stage through campaigns for governor in 2017 and U.S. Senate in 2018 became part of the world-shaking events in Charlottesville.
We filed a request for various Confederate-related correspondence in May 2017, and received it around the time Stewart voiced support for a white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville at the Robert E. Lee statue. Three months later, a much larger rally dubbed “Unite the Right” saw Heather Heyer killed by a neo-Nazi.
MuckRock duplicated the original request for emails, with the addition of keywords related to the rally. We received 21 pages of emails, none written by Stewart. The earliest are from August 2017, and the last came in November 2018.
One supporter invokes a family member who survived the Holocaust in demanding he change.
Another comes from someone claiming to be a black law enforcement official who had voted for him in the past but could not any longer.
The emails from people decrying Antifa and leftists in general are mostly unintelligible.
One email demands Stewart and other elected officials address Klu Klux Klan activities in Prince William County in July.
Like all of these emails, he apparently did not respond, though he eventually made a sort-of statement.
They’re all available below, or on the request page. Fair warning: several are disturbing.