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.
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