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Perry filed an emergency motion seeking temporary restraining order on VA ballot printing
December 28, 2011 | Vanity

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.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: amnesty; gopprimary; heartless; lawsuitabuse; perry2012; prlawsuit; romneyorpaul; statesrights; toast; vaballotrestriction
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To: mrsmith

Thanks for the additional info. It appears that Romney/Paul met the thresholds that were in place by either over 15,000 or by individual count. Thus it seems that the others could have done so also if they had applied the efforts and followed the guidelines.

In 2008 there were six GOP candidates on the ballot even though some had dropped out by the primary date. McCain, Huckabee, Paul, Romney, Thompson and Giuliani finished in the above order. I don’t know if the requirements were different but at least candidates though enough of the process to comply.


81 posted on 12/28/2011 5:19:43 PM PST by deport
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To: trumandogz

They have never checked signatures before.

They changed the rules the day AFTER Romney’s Virginia Campaign Manager (who happens to be the Lt Governor of the state) turned his sigs in. They decided that 15K would get you a “no check” after Romney turned in 16K sigs. Bolling, the Lt Governor and Romney’s Campaign Mgr in VA, bragged about it.

They did not check Ron Paul’s either even though Paul did not have over 15K. (Paul turned in 14,361 sigs). I guess he was close enough for them to bend their new rules or they were not worried about Paul.

Perry turned in just short of 12K sigs.
Newt turned in a little over 11K sigs.


82 posted on 12/28/2011 5:40:18 PM PST by TexMom7
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“Don’t Mess with Texas!”

How about: "Virginia will stick ya!"

83 posted on 12/28/2011 5:44:29 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: deport

I don’t know the answer to your question. Simply have not heard yet. I am assuming one of the signature gatherers may not have been qualified or the possibility the notary was not licensed in VA or license was expired? It is all rumors at this time.

I did see earlier an article that quoted Newt saying that one of his paid signature gatherers committed fraud and listed fake names.


84 posted on 12/28/2011 5:52:31 PM PST by TexMom7
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To: TexMom7

“This is a National Election and everyone in the United States are effected by Virginia’s GOP Election Officials elimination of at least two popular candidates.”

Actually, there is no such thing as a ‘National Election.’ Instead, we for a general election, we have 51 separate elections so that the states and DC can select Electors.

Primary elections and caucuses while operated under the auspices of states and counties are political party functions and the part can set the rules.

That is why some states have caucuses, while others have primaries and some have open primaries and some have closed primaries.

“What if another state decided only Romney qualifies in their state?”

A state party could decide that Mel Gibson is the only person that qualifies in their state to be on a primary ballot.

“It effects everyone and the rules are silly if the qualifying that is suppose to eliminate candidates that have no support and allow candidates that have National Support yet does the opposite.”

No it does not.

However, if you want to use the “It effects everyone and the rules are silly” argument in court, that same argument may be used by those who want to opposed the Texas Voter ID law.

Do you really want someone to argue in a courtroom, “The Texas Voter ID law effects everyone in the country, so the fact that a voter is turned away from the polls in Beaumont directly impacts voters in Vermont?”


85 posted on 12/28/2011 7:48:50 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: TexMom7

Perry turned in just short of 12K sigs.
Newt turned in a little over 11K sigs.

And if they had turned in 15k we would not be having this discussion.

And everyone in politics knows that you should always get at least 50% more petition signatures than you actually need.

Romney knew that and Paul knew that and followed through

Gingrich knew that and Perry knew that, but did not follow through.

BTW-At this point and even before this fiasco, I was going to support Newt or Santorum and am disappointed that a person with the Newt’s intelligence and political skills would make such a major error.

As for Perry, I’m not all that surprised.


86 posted on 12/28/2011 8:34:35 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: trumandogz

So who are you going to vote for? Romney or Paul?

Sounds like you’ve eliminated everyone else.


87 posted on 12/28/2011 9:37:26 PM PST by TexMom7
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To: TexMom7

Being a resident of Texas, I will not have to make a final decision until sometime in April. For now, my choices would be Gingrich or Santorum.


88 posted on 12/29/2011 2:03:09 AM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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