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How should we vote in Virginia this Tuesday?
Self | 3 March 2012 | COBOL2Java

Posted on 03/03/2012 4:47:43 PM PST by COBOL2Java

Here is the ballot we will see on Tuesday:

Virginia Primary Ballot

No write-ins allowed.

You can either vote for Romney, Paul, or do an "undervote" (choose neither, and click on "Next").

Any recommendations?


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KEYWORDS: virginia

1 posted on 03/03/2012 4:47:48 PM PST by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

I’d vote Paul and encourage all others to do the same.

Can’t think of any thing that would get the point to the GOPEe any better than a Paul victory in VA.


2 posted on 03/03/2012 4:50:42 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: COBOL2Java

If your still using a ‘paper-less’ voting machine, it really doesn’t matter.


3 posted on 03/03/2012 4:51:00 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: COBOL2Java

I say vote Ron Paul.


4 posted on 03/03/2012 4:51:14 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: COBOL2Java

Vote for Paul!


5 posted on 03/03/2012 4:53:46 PM PST by PeachyKeen
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To: COBOL2Java

Paul.


6 posted on 03/03/2012 4:54:47 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: COBOL2Java

I’d stay home, Romney will dominate this one with nary a political ad.


7 posted on 03/03/2012 4:54:55 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: COBOL2Java

Staying home. No chance I’m giving a vote to loony Ron “Bradley Manning is a hero and a patriot” Paul. Won’t vote for Romney in a primary either.


8 posted on 03/03/2012 4:58:33 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: COBOL2Java

Paul, Paul, Paul! Deny Romney the delegates!


9 posted on 03/03/2012 4:58:51 PM PST by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (gives you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: COBOL2Java

If I lived in VA, I’d vote for Paul.

Romney may win VA, but every delegate that can be scraped away from Romney helps.


10 posted on 03/03/2012 5:00:07 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: COBOL2Java

I’m voting for Paul just to jab a stick in the eye of Mitt and the party bosses.


11 posted on 03/03/2012 5:05:35 PM PST by coolbreeze (giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teen-age boys.)
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To: COBOL2Java

PAUL. He may not win, but he has a chance to embarass the GOP-e.


12 posted on 03/03/2012 5:05:52 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: COBOL2Java

I’m voting for Paul as a protest


13 posted on 03/03/2012 5:06:14 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: COBOL2Java
In case anyone thinks you can do a write-in, here is the relevant information on that:
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections on Write-ins

Virginia election law (§ 24.2-529) does not permit write-in votes for primary elections. No ballot issued during the Republican Primary on March 6, 2012 will contain an area where a write-in name may be included. In the case of electronic voting equipment, the option for a write-in vote has been disabled. In the case of paper ballots, if a name is written in a blank area on a ballot, or a name is scratched through and another is inserted, it will not register as a vote. In no way will defacement of an official ballot be tallied as a vote for any person other than those candidates currently listed.

Virginia law requires that any person appearing on a party's presidential primary ballot receive signatures from at least 10,000 Virginians who are duly registered to vote with a minimum of 400 signatures required from each of Virginia's 11 congressional districts. The Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) required that these signatures be placed on official petitions which were circulated by Virginia residents, and that these petitions be filed with SBE by December 22, 2011. The political parties in Virginia are responsible for the counting of those petition signatures and the state Republican Party certified to SBE that only two candidates met the requirements for ballot access: Ron Paul and Mitt Romney.


14 posted on 03/03/2012 5:13:59 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: COBOL2Java

I’m planning on voting for Nor Luap, purely as a protest vote. Even if the fix is in for Mittens, at least I took a stand in the voting booth. . .


15 posted on 03/03/2012 5:15:34 PM PST by Salgak
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To: COBOL2Java

A vote for Paul means a vote against Romney. Anything else is a vote for Romney.


16 posted on 03/03/2012 5:18:46 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: COBOL2Java

I was going to vote for Paul, but after hearing that he sent fliers around to Muslims telling them he would cut off all aid to Israel, I can’t do it. I’ll just do an undervote.


17 posted on 03/03/2012 5:21:10 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Downinthedixie
We want the big Republican dogs who think they're running things to know we are dissatisfied with their performance.

Their boy is Romney, so that necessarily means any real American has to vote for the other guy whoever he is.

18 posted on 03/03/2012 5:42:57 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: COBOL2Java

Vote Ron Paul because he is not Mitt.


19 posted on 03/03/2012 5:45:55 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: COBOL2Java

Vote Paul! Operation Chaos II!


20 posted on 03/03/2012 5:51:38 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: muawiyah

Real Americans don’t vote for Romney?

Wow, there’s a bunch of phony USA’ers out there...


21 posted on 03/03/2012 5:54:54 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: COBOL2Java
Your most important vote will be for senate:

Radtke for Senate!

22 posted on 03/03/2012 5:59:18 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Sorry to say,but I may sit this one out.


23 posted on 03/03/2012 6:15:14 PM PST by oldsicilian
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To: COBOL2Java

I’d vote for Paul in the attempt to make sure Romney doesn’t win it.


24 posted on 03/03/2012 6:16:32 PM PST by calex59
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To: COBOL2Java

Of course, Paul, although he is in bed with Romney. If Paul can get a respectible percentage in VA then that’s one more minor win for conservatives on Tuesday. I can’t wait until Tuesday to see what occurs in Ohio.


25 posted on 03/03/2012 6:27:08 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . 2012 for change, this time for the people)
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To: Downinthedixie

Good Americans don’t vote for Romney, or Obama, or people like them.


26 posted on 03/03/2012 6:31:32 PM PST by ansel12 (Newt Gingrich knows how to deconstruct Obama in a head to head race, and that is what it will take.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Paul. Definitely.


27 posted on 03/03/2012 6:36:09 PM PST by surely_you_jest (Mitt Romney is the latter day incarnation of Joe Isuzu.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Present


28 posted on 03/03/2012 6:53:29 PM PST by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: Downinthedixie

Yes, real Americans don’t vote for Romney. You got a problem with that?


29 posted on 03/03/2012 7:17:46 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Longbow1969
Staying home. No chance I’m giving a vote to loony Ron “Bradley Manning is a hero and a patriot” Paul. Won’t vote for Romney in a primary either.

Hate to say it, but the best thing right now is to deny Romney the delegates. Hold your nose and vote for Paul.

At least it will give us a better chance for a brokered convention.
30 posted on 03/03/2012 8:25:06 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Longbow1969
Staying home. No chance I’m giving a vote to loony Ron “Bradley Manning is a hero and a patriot” Paul. Won’t vote for Romney in a primary either.

Hate to say it, but the best thing right now is to deny Romney the delegates. Hold your nose and vote for Paul.

At least it will give us a better chance for a brokered convention.
31 posted on 03/03/2012 8:25:14 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Longbow1969
Staying home. No chance I’m giving a vote to loony Ron “Bradley Manning is a hero and a patriot” Paul. Won’t vote for Romney in a primary either.

Hate to say it, but the best thing right now is to deny Romney the delegates. Hold your nose and vote for Paul.

At least it will give us a better chance for a brokered convention.
32 posted on 03/03/2012 8:25:14 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Downinthedixie
Wow, there’s a bunch of phony USA’ers out there...

Well, we do know that real, INFORMED, conervatives do not and will not vote for Romney.

|Do you disagree?
33 posted on 03/03/2012 8:29:12 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: COBOL2Java

Dr. Paul [said reverentially and with feeling].


34 posted on 03/03/2012 8:44:03 PM PST by bigoil (Study Thy Nixon)
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To: COBOL2Java

Write in Ken Cuccinelli.


35 posted on 03/03/2012 8:49:46 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Write in Ken Cuccinelli.


36 posted on 03/03/2012 8:50:39 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Hold your nose and vote for Paul, solely to take delegates away from Mittens.


37 posted on 03/04/2012 1:23:19 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: CatherineofAragon; oldsicilian; Longbow1969
I was going to vote for Paul, but after hearing that he sent fliers around to Muslims telling them he would cut off all aid to Israel, I can’t do it. I’ll just do an undervote.

I'm Jewish, I'm pro-Israel, and I beg you to reconsider. Paul has ZERO chance to get the nomination; every vote he gets means less chance of Romney getting a simple majority of delegates. I know that voting for the Ronulan is counter-intuitive to say the least, but it's the best thing you can do at this point in time.

38 posted on 03/04/2012 1:30:30 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: COBOL2Java

If you can’t write-in, and Gingrich isn’t on the ballot, then vote for the doctor, obviously. He may be crazy, but he’s on your side!


39 posted on 03/04/2012 1:31:45 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: rfp1234
Write in Ken Cuccinelli.

See Post #14.

40 posted on 03/04/2012 5:24:34 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Denying Willard the delegates is the only reason I was going to vote for Paul the lunatic. But, truthfully, I don’t think God would be pleased with me if I cast a vote for someone who so clearly stands with Israel’s enemies.

Question: won’t casting an undervote also serve to deny Romney the Va delegates? I’m asking sincerely, for information.


41 posted on 03/04/2012 8:40:14 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Truly, I think G-d would understand the idea of strategic voting - after all, mathematics and logic are expressions of His will.

An undervote would be less helpful to Romney than a vote for him, but more so than a vote for Paul. Imagine that there are 5 voters in VA: 2 for Romney, 2 for Paul, and one undecided. Depending of how the undecided voter breaks on Election Day, three outcomes are possible:

U.V. breaks for Romney - R: 3, P: 2. Romney gets 60% of the delegates, Paul gets 40% of the delegates.
U.V. undervotes - R: 2, P: 2. Romney gets 50% of the delegates, Paul gets 50% of the delegates.
U.V. breaks for Paul - R: 2, P: 3. Romney gets 40% of the delegates, Paul gets 60% of the delegates.

Obviously I’m oversimplifying, but it illustrates the point.


42 posted on 03/04/2012 9:45:20 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Would hold my nose, Vote for Paul and thereby do my small part of thumbing my nose at and giving the finger to the Republican establishment.

So, VOTE FOR PAUL (never thought I’d say that) IN VIRGINIA.


43 posted on 03/04/2012 6:31:12 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thank you, SandA.


44 posted on 03/04/2012 10:28:27 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

You’re very welcome.


45 posted on 03/04/2012 10:30:59 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Just voted for Ron Paul. It wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought it might be ... considering the only alternative.

It felt good to cast an “opposition” vote.

BTW ... there was literally no other voter there.


46 posted on 03/06/2012 6:21:25 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Yeah, I was #2 on their roster for voting this morning. Cast my protest vote for RuPaul.


47 posted on 03/06/2012 6:27:18 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: COBOL2Java

OF COURSE y’all should vote for Paul, regardless of whether he’s your perfect candidate or not. I’m pretty sure Romney is everybody’s worst candidate, so any vote against him is one that could help deny him delegates and send a big middle finger to the GOP elite.


48 posted on 03/06/2012 8:40:20 AM PST by Wyoming Cowboy
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To: COBOL2Java

OF COURSE y’all should vote for Paul, regardless of whether he’s your perfect candidate or not. I’m pretty sure Romney is everybody’s worst candidate, so any vote against him is one that could help deny him delegates and send a big middle finger to the GOP elite.


49 posted on 03/06/2012 8:40:41 AM PST by Wyoming Cowboy
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