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BREAKING: Rick Perry Files Lawsuit To Get On Virginia Primary Ballot
businessinsider.com ^ | 12/27/2011 | Zeke Miller

Posted on 12/27/2011 3:48:28 PM PST by TBBT

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has filed suit in federal court against the Virginia Republican Party and the Virginia Board of Elections in order to gain a spot on the Commonwealth's primary ballot. Perry was excluded after the party found he had not submitted enough valid signatures by the deadline last Thursday. His campaign submitted 6,000 of the required 10,000, according to the suit. The lawsuit alleges that Perry's 1st and 14th Amendment rights were violated by the requirement that those circulating the petitions also be eligible or registered voters of Virginia. Failure to get on the ballot is a major embarrassment for the struggling Perry campaign — but he is not alone. Another one-time GOP frontrunner, Newt Gingrich, also failed to qualify. "Gov. Perry greatly respects the citizens and history of the Commonwealth of Virginia and believes Virginia Republicans should have greater access to vote for one of the several candidates for President of the United States," Perry communications director Ray Sullivan said in a statement. "Virginia ballot access rules are among the most onerous and are particularly problematic in a multi-candidate election. 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."

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To: John Valentine

The Code of Virginia establishes the rules by which party candidates can get on the ballot. Why is that surprising to you?

The primaries are implemented by the state, and the state has a law with rules that must be followed.

Back in may, the Virginia Board of Elections sent out a 4-page memo explaining the rules to all the candidates. That memo is published on their web site (I had a link this morning, and lost it).

The RPV is involved only in that the RPV is tasked under the law with verifying the signatures. Some have suggested that the RPV used to be lax in verification, and then there was a lawsuit, and now they were being more serious.

But the 10,000 signature requirement is in the law, it’s not something the RPV made up.


201 posted on 12/28/2011 2:03:09 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: napscoordinator

At least he was able to submit signatures, which you’d think any serious candidate could do. Of course, Michelle Bachmann didn’t even bother.


202 posted on 12/28/2011 2:13:02 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: muawiyah
. Bill Bolling disqualified several thousand of them.

Bill Bolling had nothing to do with the volunteers checking signatures, or the RPV process for validating signatures.

I know you support Ken for governor, but he doesn't need help like this. He's a much more honorable man than you appear to be with your wild, unsupported accusations and personal attacks.

203 posted on 12/28/2011 2:15:33 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: muawiyah

On the other hand, the evidence here is that you are making stuff up.


204 posted on 12/28/2011 2:18:20 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Future Useless Eater

Yes, some have suggested that, because some are idiots.


205 posted on 12/28/2011 2:19:18 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: af_vet_rr

Well, that’s because only the serious candidates bothered.

On the other hand, somone claimed that Santorum was trying to collect signatures but came up short, which would suggest he had done the other filings necessary, but I have no evidence for that so it’s speculation.

And as far as I can tell, Michelle didn’t even declare herself a candidate here, or submit the required filings to be a candidate.


206 posted on 12/28/2011 2:21:25 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: muawiyah

Not lightly, just ignorantly.


207 posted on 12/28/2011 2:22:09 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Charles, the original article I read (and I admit I have not researched this at all) quoted the Virginia Code which referenced specifically the Republican Party.

The implication was that there are different rules for each of the parties, and that was what I objected to. If that is not the case, I have no issue.

From further posts, it appears that some elements of the Republican procedure are NOT mandated by the sections of the Virginia Code governing Presidential elections. It appears that this is a mess, and perhaps does offer the possibility of injunctive relief.


208 posted on 12/28/2011 3:35:36 AM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: EDINVA

EDINVA, is the proviso that Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are exempted from verification because they each presented more than 15,000 raw signatures part of the Virginia Code as well?


209 posted on 12/28/2011 3:39:14 AM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Quicksilver
voters simply switch parties before the cut-off date to vote

In a closed primary state, not many are going to go through the time & trouble of registering back and forth between primaries and general elections (and it wouldn't be hard to prohibit such behavior if it became a problem). I moved to VA from CA where, thankfully, an open primary concept was rejected by the voters - one thing CA does right.

Here in VA, an open primary greases the skids for nominating someone the majority of Republicans don't want. This to me is just as big an issue and problem and this signature fiasco.

210 posted on 12/28/2011 5:11:40 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: JulieRNR21; bevperl
I called FNC comment line to inform them about the recent VA GOP Rule changes:

1-888-369-4762 Press 3 then 1 to leave a comment.

I also called FOX for what it is worth. Let them know it is disturbing that they continue to leave out facts in their reporting about the VA ballot access problem for Newt and Perry. Perhaps after they do get ballot access the truth will come out. I left my message including the following facts.

1. The VA ballot access rules were changed to require that the persons collecting the petitions must be VA residents/voters, which means Newt and Perry could not have volunteers from outside VA help collect petitions.

2. The VA ballot access rules were changed to require that 400 petitions had to be collected from EACH of the 11 VA districts.

3. The VA ballot access rules were changed to require that the petitions must be signed by REGISTERED VA voters, NOT just RESIDENTS of VA.

4. There has been little mention of the number of petitions Newt's campaign has turned in, but Rick Perry's campaign turned in about 11,900 petitions NOT 6,000 as has been reported in order to say his campaign was “NOT ORGANIZED like Ron Paul and Mitt Romney”.

5. The reason Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are already on the VA ballot is because they ran in the 2008 election NOT because they were “MORE ORGANIZED” than Newt or Perry.

I am pleased that Perry and Newt will challenge the VA changes in their ballot access rules. Newt and Perry should be allowed on the VA ballot if they have turned in the 10,000 required petitions signed by VA residents.

211 posted on 12/28/2011 5:11:48 AM PST by seekthetruth
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To: TexMom7
It's a rare event indeed when Perri Caliente has an interest that coincides with my interests ~ he has yet to tell us that Americans should always come first in America, and Mexicans should go to Mexico to be first.

It's all very simple.

212 posted on 12/28/2011 5:22:15 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Hey, a few days ago I supported Bob for Governor then I found out he, Bolling and our RNC state chairman were as corrupt as any Chicago politician ever has been.

They got WIPED OFF THE LIST.

I prefer ELECTIONS to SELECTIONS by greasy palmed in smoke filled rooms.

213 posted on 12/28/2011 5:29:23 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Hey, a few days ago I supported Bob for Governor then I found out he, Bolling and our RNC state chairman were as corrupt as any Chicago politician ever has been.

They got WIPED OFF THE LIST.

I prefer ELECTIONS to SELECTIONS by greasy palmed politicians meeting secretly in smoke filled rooms.

214 posted on 12/28/2011 5:29:50 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Bolling, the state chairman of Romney's Virginia campaign ~ he even filed Romney's paperwork, and the signatures on those petitions.

He's also the Lt. Governor.

He knew!

215 posted on 12/28/2011 5:32:26 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: smoothsailing
A hissy fit?

Our top leadership in the Commonwealth of Virginia declared war on Republican Voters!

What do you expect?

It is time to retake Richmond ~ and just like Lincoln we know what to do.

216 posted on 12/28/2011 5:38:32 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: trumandogz
Essentially all Perri Caliente is asking the courts to do is enforce their previous order but in his case. That's a very simple argument to make (which is undoubtedly why he chose to make that one), and it's a really good court to cite ~ since it's the Supreme Court.

So, now, "The Cooch" will need to respond to that on behalf of the Commonwealth ...... and he literally has it in his power to RUIN Romney.

217 posted on 12/28/2011 5:42:23 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: LUV W
This primary cycle has become a Keystone Kops movie.

My take is the opposite. This is showing up the establishment, they are really having a hard time shoving their "it's his turn" candidate down our throats. It is a hopeful sigh of a complete RINO die-out.

218 posted on 12/28/2011 5:48:03 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Taking Congress back in 2010
Perry’s only hope is to get an activist judge who will legislate from the bench rather than implement the Virginia law. Perry is only conservative when it is convienent. Posting HTML This forum allows optional use of most HTML tags. If your post does not contain HTML, it will be converted to HTML when posted, retaining paragraphs as typed. This conversion is not performed if you have anything resembling an HTML tag in your text.

Some people think you're an idiot...keep posting and you'll remove all doubt.

219 posted on 12/28/2011 5:56:37 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: moehoward
got their heads so far up Mitt's rump, they're gargling Grecian formula.

LOL! That's the line of the day!

220 posted on 12/28/2011 6:00:11 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: napscoordinator
From what I understand is that they were just going to ensure the signatures were correct. That is it. Perry didn’t even get the necessary minimum signatures.

WRONG! The minimum was 10,000 and both submitted more than 11,000. Santorum and Bachmann submitted nothing so they have no right to be on the ballot.

221 posted on 12/28/2011 6:04:20 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: muawiyah
On the other hand the evidence is that Romney and his people ~ including Virginia’s Lt. Governor Bolling, CHEATED just like Democrats in Chicago.

I hope the voters of VA are [aying attention! Bolling engineered this coup and this should kill any aspirations he has for Governor. Ken Cuccinelli should crush him if we have a primary next year!

I hope every VA Freeper is busy this morning emailing and calling McDonnell and Cuccinelli urging them to publicly denounce this debacle and call for Perry and Newt to be allowed on the ballot!

222 posted on 12/28/2011 6:09:35 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: muawiyah
The Cooch" will need to respond to that on behalf of the Commonwealth ...... and he literally has it in his power to RUIN Romney.

But will he? Or is he more establishment than conservative fighter?

223 posted on 12/28/2011 6:16:07 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: muawiyah
It's a rare event indeed when Perri Caliente has an interest that coincides with my interests ~ he has yet to tell us that Americans should always come first in America, and Mexicans should go to Mexico to be first.

So you support "red card" Newt who actually IS pro-amnesty? You're insane.

224 posted on 12/28/2011 6:17:46 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: txhurl

What’s the difference in FR between “Latest Articles” and “Breaking News?” I’ve never seen the link to “Breaking News” - do you have it?


225 posted on 12/28/2011 6:29:39 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: central_va

I hope you are right and I am wrong. I just see misstep after misstep, inept candidates and lunacy being supported by independents and democrats who wish to skew the results.

I see NO stand-out candidate. I see no one to rescue us.


226 posted on 12/28/2011 6:40:59 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: PapaNew

Do you have a sidebar of headlines on your pages?

I do. I arranged it to suit my taste long ago, and you do have options to arrange it the way you want.

At the top of my sidebar headlines is the category “breaking news”, under which is the headlines for the latest stories that are in that category.

Other categories down the sidebar are like extended news, editorials, bloggers and personal etc.

You are correct, there’s no link to “breaking news”...it is a category listed on the sidebar to the right, on your page, or should be.


227 posted on 12/28/2011 6:46:49 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: muawiyah; trumandogz

{NEWT}

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/11/that-was-bold-newt-gingrich-pushes-amnesty-plan-at-cnn-gop-debate-video/

“If you’re here — if you’ve come here recently, you have no ties to this country, you ought to go home. period. If you’ve been here 25 years and you got three kids and two grandkids, you’ve been paying taxes and obeying the law, you belong to a local church, I don’t think we’re going to separate you from your family, uproot you forcefully and kick you out.”


{PERRY}

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/29/us-usa-campaign-perry-idUSTRE7AS2E620111129

“My policy will be to detain and deport every illegal alien who is apprehended in this country,” Perry said. “And we’ll do it with an expedited hearing process so that millions of illegal aliens are not released into the general population with some hearing date down the road.”


{SHERIFF ARPAIO}

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/27/9744416-controversial-sheriff-in-tow-perry-takes-aim-at-rivals

“I had a sneak attack last week by the Obama administration,” Arpaio said. “The Justice Department went after me, took away my authority. However we still have state laws, and I know the governor believes in state laws. So we need him in Washington. Please caucus and vote for Gov. Perry on Jan. 3rd.”


Arizona Sheriff Arpaio is in Iowa today campaigning for
Rick Perry.


228 posted on 12/28/2011 6:52:12 AM PST by TexMom7
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To: LUV W
I see NO stand-out candidate. I see no one to rescue us.

Santorum, Bachmann, Newt, even Perry are outstanding people. Don't let the MSM distract you.

229 posted on 12/28/2011 6:56:43 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: txrangerette

OK, gotcha, I do have that. I assume the top article is the most recent. So it looks like something originally gets put up on “Latest Articles.” Do you know how later it somehow gets put in “Breaking News?”


230 posted on 12/28/2011 7:07:08 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

Sometimes when it is posted the original poster will select more than one sidebar category to place it in. It could belong in either or both. I’m not aware of it somehow later appearing in breaking, with this exception...the administrative moderator can move it to breaking news at his or her discretion.


231 posted on 12/28/2011 7:11:54 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: John Valentine; All
A procedure is just that -- a method to implement the requirements of the law. I often use "process" for this, rather than "procedure", but they are similar.

The parties are given a job to do, how they do it seems mostly up to them. However, a lawsuit was filed challenging how a party was doing the job, and the courts certainly could have a say in whether the parties are adhering to the law.

I've heard the democratic party makes it a point to collect signatures for candidates they approve. The republican party stays neutral and lets the candidates do the job, although I can tell you that the local committees are happy to collect signatures if asked.

I saw a letter that is supposedly from Pat Mullins, the RPV chair. I can't vouch for it's accuracy, but it sounds like him:

First of all, I am neutral in the Primary. As the Party’s leader I think that it’s important I ensure a level playing field, not take a side. Plus, any one of our nominees will be better than the current occupant of the White House. Our Country is spiraling downward, economically and socially, and we need to be united to win in November, 2012.

Second, the Republican Party of Virginia merely certifies petition signatures. We don’t set ballot access laws. Those laws are set by the General Assembly, not by the RPV.

The candidates for President all knew the laws set by the Commonwealth of Virginia that they needed to abide by to get on the ballot. We can’t change the rules mid-game to right what may or may not be a wrong. The law is the law.

Lastly, this is a personal opinion. Virginia is the cradle of Democracy. The ballot access laws should be modified and streamlined to allow greater participation. We can’t do anything about 2012 at this point. But I do intend to appeal to our General Assembly and elected leaders to bring Virginia’s ballot access more in line with other states — simpler and streamlined with greater access. I think it’s important that the people in Virginia get to vote for the candidate of their choice, not be restricted.

One more thing — Rick Perry sued Virginia, RPV and me today, so I probably going to be told by our lawyers I can’t say anything more about this. It’s not usual that I’m sued by someone I like, but politics is strange, huh? :}”

- Pat Mullins

Take it for what you will, everybody. He makes arguments that I would expect him to make, and denies the baseless charges that he changed the rules at the last minute to support an individual candidate.

I think a state court is a better shot, but I understand that a local group is going to file the state lawsuit, so we'll have both avenues covered. The state suit is conservatives led by a lawyer who is a former Democratic party chair. The idea is to show both sides are in agreement.

232 posted on 12/28/2011 7:25:05 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: txrangerette

Thanks. Do you know the difference between “Breaking” and “Front Page” news?


233 posted on 12/28/2011 7:34:55 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

Front page news would be an important story, but not an urgent one that just that minute broke.

Like in a newspaper, front page news would be important enough to make the front page, either above with a blaring headline of below the fold with a smaller one.

Breaking is reserved for something “hot off the wires”, or a headline that suddenly appears on Drudge...something like that.


234 posted on 12/28/2011 7:42:33 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: John Valentine

All right - I was handed my head on this one because I didn’t go to the original sources. I did however state where I got the information. If that source is not good - then so be it. That is ONE OF THE REASONS I mentioned where I got the info, so that it’s veracity could be judged independently, and also because of fair-use restrictions, I wanted to give appropriate attribution.

For all of you that went off on my butt - Please take a chill pill!


235 posted on 12/28/2011 8:18:36 AM PST by fremont_steve
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To: seekthetruth; shield; smoothsailing

I called FNC comment line to inform them about the recent VA GOP Rule changes:
1-888-369-4762 Press 3 then 1 to leave a comment.

I also called FOX for what it is worth. Let them know it is disturbing that they continue to leave out facts in their reporting about the VA ballot access problem for Newt and Perry. Perhaps after they do get ballot access the truth will come out. I left my message including the following facts.

1. The VA ballot access rules were changed to require that the persons collecting the petitions must be VA residents/voters, which means Newt and Perry could not have volunteers from outside VA help collect petitions.

2. The VA ballot access rules were changed to require that 400 petitions had to be collected from EACH of the 11 VA districts.

3. The VA ballot access rules were changed to require that the petitions must be signed by REGISTERED VA voters, NOT just RESIDENTS of VA.

4. There has been little mention of the number of petitions Newt’s campaign has turned in, but Rick Perry’s campaign turned in about 11,900 petitions NOT 6,000 as has been reported in order to say his campaign was “NOT ORGANIZED like Ron Paul and Mitt Romney”.

5. The reason Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are already on the VA ballot is because they ran in the 2008 election NOT because they were “MORE ORGANIZED” than Newt or Perry.

I am pleased that Perry and Newt will challenge the VA changes in their ballot access rules. Newt and Perry should be allowed on the VA ballot if they have turned in the 10,000 required petitions signed by VA residents.

****************************************************

Thanks for calling FNC.....

Unfortunately, FNC is no longer ‘fair & balanced’ or informed. WE MUST INFORM FNC and make sure they report the facts on the VA Ballot changes. I am glad Perry acted so quickly in filing his lawsuit! And I pray that he wins his case!


236 posted on 12/28/2011 8:20:06 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: central_va

The only one in that group, and I LOVE Bachmann and Perry, that has a chance is Newt and he will be ripped to shreds by the goons on the opposing side. I do think he can withstand it, but (no offense because I’m not a youngster either) he’s just another older, white-haired, white guy like Dole and McLame. WHERE is the knight on the white horse that I want. LOL!

There aren’t any such things...and I’m becoming despondent over the choices we have right now.


237 posted on 12/28/2011 8:31:23 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: EDINVA; VinL; muawiyah
I do not agree that 24.2-101 applies, because that already states elections for offices of the Commonwealth "in a general, or primary, or special election"

I also do not agree that 24.2-513 applies, because that is in relation to the "holding of elections", not the gathering of signatures.


However, if you want to stomp your feet, and insist it does apply! , then I'd say OK, let's apply it as follows...
The procedure of collecting petitions for any STATE office or primary for State office... § 24.2-506 states how many signatures are needed to be collected "listing the residence address of each such voter", and collected by a person qualified to register for that election. And the office of President does not fall into any of the enumerated categories 1-8.

Therefore category 9 applies: "For any other candidate, 50 signatures."

Next, paragraph 24.2-545 should also be applied which requires an additional
9,950 signatures, with NO required resident address, and NO required in-state gatherer of those petitions.
Doesn't the interpretation of laws suck? And these are pretty clear ones compared to most.

I think any judge would rule in favor of the most voter inclusion, instead of the most voter exclusion.

And Edinva, I believe you sometimes love to debate minutia, but I do not. So if you wish to continue this, please continue with someone else.



( Gingrich-haters, please do not address or reply to me.)


238 posted on 12/28/2011 9:53:37 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: JulieRNR21
Another issue indirectly related and definitely a problem is that VA has open primaries so this "Republican" primary allows Democrats to carry swing votes away from the Republicans' first choice(s). Beat your brains out getting on this ballot just to have the Leftists vote out the conservatives. Insanity.

Why does the seemingly mindless GOP have any of their primaries in "open" states?

239 posted on 12/28/2011 9:54:25 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: pgkdan

Newt didn’t tell me I was “heartless”.


240 posted on 12/28/2011 10:24:23 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
"The Cooch" will need to respond to that on behalf of the Commonwealth ...... and he literally has it in his power to RUIN Romney.

I'm not up on VA slang... who is the cooch?

Anyone who "literally has it in his power to RUIN Romney" is all right by me as long as he does the right thing and ruins Ronmey over this.

And if it takes down the conniving weasels: Rexrode, Mullins, and Bolling in the process, all the better!

241 posted on 12/28/2011 10:26:40 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: Future Useless Eater

“The Cooch” is the Attorney General for VA aka Ken Cuccinelli


242 posted on 12/28/2011 10:37:58 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: PapaNew

It’s theoretically possible for an organized effort to use a primary (open or closed) to choose a different nominee; many Republicans tried that in several states to vote for Hillary in 2008. Nonetheless, Obama still won. It could happen, but, IMO, it’s very unlikely.


243 posted on 12/28/2011 10:51:13 AM PST by Quicksilver (nominate Rick Perry - defeat Obama - overhaul Washington!)
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To: muawiyah; John Valentine; seekthetruth; PapaNew; VinL
“The Cooch” is the Attorney General for VA aka Ken Cuccinelli

Ahhh... I should have known. Thanks.

Cuccinelli is a GOOD man!

He should take over as U.S. Attorney General if we can somehow pry Obama's sorry a** out of there. (And Romney can't accomplish that)

244 posted on 12/28/2011 11:13:43 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: Future Useless Eater
If Cooch wants to ever be Governor he's going to need to take action right now to clear away this Presidential primary scandal.

It's ridiculous that Virginia voters get to chose only between a nut case and a loser.

245 posted on 12/28/2011 11:22:12 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Quicksilver

Limbaugh and others had no idea how despised the Hildabeast had become.


246 posted on 12/28/2011 11:23:57 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Quicksilver
It’s theoretically possible for an organized effort to use a primary (open or closed) to choose a different nominee

Easy when it's an open primary of course - anyone can vote - could be done in a much looser effort. Harder in a closed state - some states control how often you can switch parties. Much more difficult to coordinate a massive party switch in a closed state. Obviously much easier to control a party-switching problem in a closed state.

Open primaries make no sense to me and as far as I'm concerned it is a fiasco for the party holding the primary.

247 posted on 12/28/2011 1:13:58 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

The Virginia GOP is requiring voters to sign a loyalty oath to vote on the GOP ballot March 6th. That’s probably as close to a closed GOP primary we will get in Virginia. No doubt, a closed primary would give the party more control. I’m not aware of any movement to include party affiliation on the voter registration database.


248 posted on 12/28/2011 1:24:46 PM PST by Quicksilver (nominate Rick Perry - defeat Obama - overhaul Washington!)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Our Atty Gen in TX is a badass, too, Greg Abbott.

You don’t know what a relief it is having him.


249 posted on 12/28/2011 1:55:32 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: muawiyah

I always thought OpChaos was the worst idea ever until it kicked over a few rocks on how RATS try to disenfranchise other RATS’ bases, like in Vegas.

I still get queasy thinking about OpChaos.


250 posted on 12/28/2011 1:59:25 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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