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Revisiting Corey Stewart’s mailbag after Charlottesville

Revisiting Corey Stewart’s mailbag after Charlottesville

Last year, we filed a request for Corey Stewart’s various Confederate-related correspondence, and received it around the time Stewart voiced support for a white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia 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.

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FOIA’ing Dixie: A look inside Corey Stewart’s Confederate carpetbag

FOIA’ing Dixie: A look inside Corey Stewart’s Confederate carpetbag

Curious to see what the email inbox of controversial Gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart looked like after his comments attacking proponents of removing Confederate Statue, Virginian native Tom Nash filed a public records request. After some pushback, the commonwealth relented, and what they released makes for a fascinating read.

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