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11/04/2013 04:00 pm ET Updated Nov 04, 2013

E.W. Jackson: 'Marginalized' Voters Will Help Lead To 'Stunning Victory' In Virginia Lieutenant Governor Race

Virginia lieutenant governor candidate Bishop E.W. Jackson (R), who will face off against Democrat state Sen. Ralph Northam at the polls tomorrow, predicted a "stunning victory" in an interview Monday.

In an interview with WMAL, Jackson said he thought "marginalized" voters would be the key to a big win.

“I think there’s a lot of people out there who feel disenfranchised, they feel that they’ve been marginalized, some of them are Christians, some of them frankly are libertarians, some of them are small business people, a lot of them are veterans, and they have really galvanized around my campaign because even though I have been slandered and my words often twisted and taken out of context, they’ve appreciated the fact that I’ve been willing to stand up for the things that I believe in," Jackson said, according to Raw Story.

“I think we’re going to have a stunning victory tomorrow,” Jackson continued.

Jackson also insisted he would fight for all voters' rights, "whether they’re Buddhist or Muslim or Hindu or Atheists," if elected lieutenant governor.

“Becoming lieutenant governor is not about me imposing my beliefs on others," Jackson said.

Jackson's beliefs have caused a stir in the past. Jackson has said evolution is false because chimps can't talk; God cannot bless the military because of gay marriage; government programs have done more harm to the African-American community than slavery; and Obama would make schools start "teaching all children homosexuality."

Despite his ultra-conservative views, Jackson has said he has nothing to rephrase or apologize for.

"I don't have anything to rephrase or to apologize for," Jackson told reporters in May 2013. "I would just say, people should not paint me as one-dimensional. I have a whole lot of concerns."

(h/t Raw Story)

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