Skip to comments.Perry filed an emergency motion seeking temporary restraining order on VA ballot printing
Posted on 12/28/2011 12:36:41 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Perry's lawyers said a preliminary injunction was necessary since the deadline to print ballots in Virginia will be in two to three weeks.
In the absence of a preliminary injunction, plaintiff will suffer irreparable harm, per filing.
The case is Perry v. Judd, 3:11-cv-856, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond.
The chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia says he followed the law when it comes to certifying presidential candidates.
Pat Mullins issued the statement Wednesday, a day after Republican presidential candidate Rick Perrys campaign filed a lawsuit challenging Virginias ballot rules. Perry named the state Republican party and the State Board of Elections in the lawsuit..........
Mullins says his responsibility as chairman is to certify candidates who meet the requirements, and he did so. He refused to comment further.
If the State of Virginia makes Perry present a photo ID, he should sue for discrimination since he is a dark horse.
Texas Gov. Rick Perrys campaign said on Tuesday that it is filing a lawsuit to get on the ballot in the Virginia primary election after state officials announced last week that he failed to turn in the requisite 10,000 signatures.
“Virginia ballot access rules are among the most onerous and are particularly problematic in a multicandidate election, said Perry campaign Communications Director Ray Sullivan in a statement. We believe that the Virginia provisions unconstitutionally restrict the rights of candidates and voters by severely restricting access to the ballot, and we hope to have those provisions overturned or modified to provide greater ballot access to Virginia voters and the candidates seeking to earn their support.” .......................
Speaking of Voter Photo ID — U.S. Atty Gen Eric Holder has Texas’ Photo Voter ID bill sitting on his desk for approval.
And Texas’ Super Tuesday GOP primary election is being delayed because the GOP redistricting case has a calendar date on the Supreme Court.
Other than that Gov. Perry, how did you like the play?
Looks like Rick Perry has changed his mind on States’ Rights and the 10th Amendment.
Now Virginia is imposing a “loyalty oath” in order to vote in their primary...
What country do I live in again?
Perry’s suit is fighting for the PEOPLE of VA.
Fighting to ensure ballot access.
They must “promise” to support their vote choice.
And no “write-ins” allowed.
Virginia thinks they are punishing the various campaigns for not following their rules but in fact they are punishing their constituents who are not allowed a choice in the our Virginia primary.
They should change the rules for Virginians’ sake not for the candidates. Their rules only hurt Vrginians.
Here’s the news story on Bloomberg:
In an hour or 2, the pdf of the motion itself should turn up online.
Since this is a national election selection of 1144 state delegates, your comment is pointless.
Yea, but what the heck is happening with Kim Kardashians butt? That is important in America! /sarcasm off
Go Perry go! Perry has some very good legal minds on his team. I’d expect him to prevail.
Virginians should be up in arms!
I know major population centers are D.C. Beltway centers, however this is manipulative to the point of restricting ballot access.
Where is Newt on this?
If Perry sues and gets on the ballot, does Newt get on also, or is he left out in the cold?
It doesn't look like any such thing.
You'd rather just Romney and Paul be on the ballot just because VA decided to change the rules after the process was already underway?
I hope this motion results in getting ALL of the declared candidates back on the ballot.
“Don’t Mess with Texas!”
No, the article states they must support the "eventual Republican nominee" in the general Presidential election, basically meaning if they vote Newt in primary and Romney is the eventual nominee, then the oath requires them to support Romney in the Presidential.
Here in Texas you sign your Voter Registration Card as to which party's primary you voted in.
Here's more on the VA/Perry/Ballot dustup:
Let me get this straight, Rick Perry advocates States’ Rights when the courts intervene in the election process in Texas, but does opposes States’ Rights when he wants a court to intervene in the election process in Virginia?
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If Perry gets a declaratory judgment that the VA ballot rules or the Va Republican Party’s manner of implementing them are unconstitutional, then Gingrich will benefit & gets another shot at getting on the VA ballot, even without mounting his own legal challenge.
So Gingrich gets the benefit, without getting mauled by the MSM (any more than he already has) for “whining.”
BTW, in about 15 minutes C-Span will replay Gingrich’s Town Hall Meeting in Iowa today:
“You’d rather just Romney and Paul be on the ballot just because VA decided to change the rules after the process was already underway?”
I would rather had each candidate follow the Virginia rules when gathering signatures for petitions.
And I would like someone to tell me how exactly those rules were different for Rick Perry and how Romney and Paul were treated more favorably by the Republican Party of Virginia.
“Perrys suit is fighting for the PEOPLE of VA.”
If the “PEOPLE of VA” wanted Rick Perry on the ballot, they would have signed the petition to place Rick Perry on the ballot.
You think the people of VA are happy that Romney and Paul didn’t have their signatures looked at, at all?
Oops. I forgot Newt and Perry are not on the ballot in VA. Talk about trying to stack the deck for Romney.
Apparently, Paul and Romney turned in enough signatures or much more than the required number of 10,000 and more than the suggested number of 15,000 signatures.
I can see the VRP now..
Oh! Rons bucket is full to the top! you’re in!
Oh! Mitts bucket is full to the top! You’re in!
Hey!! Newt and Perrys buckets arent overflowing...
I think we will have a little look don’t you?
Do you know for a fact that the party gave preferential treatment to GOP Establishment Insiders like Romney and Ron Paul?
I’m sure that I’m not alone in this, if I had known more signatures were needed and had access to sign the petition I would have signed it. Given the restrictions on the petition circulators, I would have probably had to drive a good distance to find one.
I know for a fact that they did not scrutinize their signatures.
15K seems to give you a pass for cheatery in VA
Did armed agents of the Republican Party of Virginia prohibit citizens from signing Rick Perry’s petition?
Do you believe that of the 12k of signatures Perry submitted only 4K to 6K were valid?
That was the claim.
Which is it? 4K or 6K?
I call BS!
And now they will face a lawsuit.
Romney and Paul’s signatures were deemed to meet the required 10,000/400 signatures.
I see you changed your tagline.
If Newt Gingrich cannot secure his name on the the internet, how could he be trusted to secure America?
As I understand it Rick Perry did not collect 12,000 signatures.
And I think we are all aware of voter fraud, voter registration fraud and petition fraud.
Therefore, it would not surprise me if people signed the Perry petition who were not qualified to sign the petition or of some of those collecting petition signatures may have taken some short-cuts.
Finally, it important that we as a nation and each state and political party take measures to eliminate voter fraud, voter registration fraud and petition fraud.
They weren’t looked at, at all because they exceeded the magic # of 15K
Seems like a fair rule /s
He out collected Newt.
He submitted 11,911 signatures.
Newt got screwed too, but instead of recognizing that the VA process is BS you’d rather bash Perry.
The suit is based on precedence regarding the constitutionally of requiring that petition circulators must be registered to vote or be eligible to vote in Virginia, thereby restricting voter access to sign petitions. The USSC has ruled that petition circulators can be from outside the state.
“And now they will face a lawsuit.”
The lawsuit that has been filed claims that the VA GOP violated Rick Perry’s constitutional rights.
However, as conservatives, we both know that a private organization, such as the VA GOP does not have to extend constitutional protections to people.
This motion is likely to answer that.
It's a perfectly legal process, so there should be no problem with letting it go through.
Unless you're based, or something.
But that couldn't be the case, now could it?
Largely it states that VA voters were denied access to candidates on the ballot.
But I will let the lawyers hash that out.
The 3 members of the State Board of Elections are also defendants in the lawsuit.