Skip to comments.Perry Ruling: Perry Denied (only Mitt & Paul on ballot)
Posted on 01/14/2012 4:40:56 PM PST by Texas Fossil
A Judge has ruled that the ballot will stand as is for the Virginia primary with Ron Paul and Mitt Romney as the only candidates in the presidential primary.
In a 22 page ruling the Judge basically said that the Plaintiffs: Perry,Gingrich,Santorum,Huntsman waited too long to file their request for an injunction.
The Judge said: In essense, they played the game, lost, and then complained that the rules were unfair, Judge Gibney pulled no punches here: They knew the rules in Virginia many months ago; the limitations on circulators affected them as soon as they began to circulate petitions. The plaintiffs could have challenged the Virginia law at that time. Instead, they waited until after the time to gather petitions had ended and they had lost the political battle to be on the ballot; then on the eve of the printing of absentee ballots, they decided to challenge Virginias laws .The traditional purpose of a preliminary injunction is to prohibit an action. Preliminary injunctions are meant to protect the status quo In this case, the plaintiffs request that the Court require the Board to add their names to the primary ballot, which is a positive act that alters the status quo.
In essence the judged looked at the LAW, and ruled on the LAW, and didnt practice activism. Fantastic. If people do not like the ruling they need to change the LAW in Virginia!
(Excerpt) Read more at redstatevirginia.com ...
Stuff does happen?
Congratulations to Ron Paul for his upcoming Virginia win.
I’d love to see Ron Paul supporters come out in force and crush Romney in VA.
The fact that you filed a lawsuit says your STUPID. You couldn’t pull your self from the teat of your handlers long enough to say “hey we better register with Virginia this week”. It is proof that you don’t deserve the nomination. Thanks but no thanks.
Now turn your incompetence toward the No Romney campaign.
You got that right.
Reminiscent of Operation Chaos. Think that Paul couldn't actually win but then no one though Obama could either.
I'm hoping write-in will win. Not impossible if Conservatives organize now.
This is what Republicans get for playing by the rules, unlike Obama and Clinton in Indiana.
No write-ins in VA primaries. I don’t have a voice in this primary, so I will stay home.
I would encourage any VA residents to vote for Ron Paul just to deny Romney a win.
If you put incompetence in charge of your election I don’t think your should feign ignorance. It doesn’t help your chances at all. In fact I now have an even lower view of Perry.
“the person in charge in VA for Perry deliberately sabotaged this for him”
Aw, give it up. That’s just childishly silly after all the facts that have come out.
I do think Perry should appeal. The judge’s ‘laches’ reasoning isn’t foolproof IMO, though IANAL.
I don’t have any problem with the ruling. I DO have a problem with the idiotic VA GOP for such a disaster. Then again . . . the other candidates knew the rules. Git er done.
Virginia Republicans are the dumbest people on Earth. Romney will win 90%.
In before the “Virginia isn’t really a Southern state, anyway” posts.
hey we better register with Virginia this week
Obviously no clue on the Virginia process necessary to get on the ballot.
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