Skip to comments.Gingrich, Perry fail to make Va. ballot
Posted on 12/24/2011 7:43:46 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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Does VA have a provision for write in candidates?
Please read the info at the link.
This is a Virginia problem.
Romney (money) and Paul(rabid supporters) were able to jump through ridiculously difficult hoops.
Romney is going to buy the Presidency.
No excuses! There is no reason for any conservative with a working brain to support the fascist pig Romney under any circumstances whatsoever.
This morning, Gingrichs campaign released this response:
Richmond, VA Newt 2012 released the following statement from Campaign Director Michael Krull regarding ballot qualification in Virginia.
Only a failed system excludes four out of the six major candidates seeking access to the ballot. Voters deserve the right to vote for any top contender, especially leading candidates. We will work with the Republican Party of Virginia to pursue an aggressive write-in campaign to make sure that all the voters of Virginia are able to vote for the candidate of their choice.
That darn "failed system"!
UPDATE: And no write-in options, either! Doug Mataconis and Ed Morrissey observe the relevant Virginia law:
At all elections except primary elections it shall be lawful for any voter to vote for any person other than the listed candidates for the office by writing or hand printing the persons name on the official ballot.
The 2008 Virginia GOP presidential primary counted no write-in votes.
You can be crude and rude toward Virginia if you want, but the fact remains that it’s a winner-take-all state, and this means Romney is going to take home a basketfull of delegates.
Again, this is just evidence that Romney is going to buy the Presidency.
NO, not in the primary.
I would suggest asking him, and looking at his posting history.
He has said flat out is going to vote for Ron Paul, “warts and all,” and is claiming he has never voted for Paul before but will this time.
Seems to me that Va are that are rude, by taking away any choice of candidates from the electorate.
I’ve heard Huck slam RP a few times. So I would need to see some proof.
Candidates must submit the signatures of at least 10,000 registered voters, with 400 from each of the 11 Congressional districts.
Romney submitted 16,026 signatures; Paul 14,361; Perry 11,911 and Gingrich 11,050.
The state GOP decided that candidates who submit at least 15,000 signatures of registered voters on valid petitions with at least 600 signatures from each of the 11 districts will be deemed to have met the qualifications.
Seems to me that Va are the ones that are rude, by taking away any choice of candidates from the electorate
Sadly, you may be right. It really does look like the fix is in for Romney and he will be foisted upon us just like McCain four years ago and the Bushes and Doles before that.
I guess the two Reagan landslides don't count for anything. For ever since, the GOP continues to churn out as their nominee some tired-out, middle-of-the-road, crossing-the-aisle, it's-my-turn establishment warhorse. (Insert your own cliches as you see fit)
Reagan once famously said that he never left the Democratic Party - the Democratic Party left him. Well I am about ready to say that about the GOP. If there is a conservative, viable third-party candidate, that is where my vote is going to go this year.
On VA primary day, I’ll go into the booth, observe that the only choices are RuPaul and Myth, and choose neither. If the electronic voting machine won’t let me complete the process without voting for one or the other, then I’ll hit cancel and walk away.
“isnt this how obama got elected? getting others thrown off the ballot?”
Absolutely. Either getting others thrown off the ballot or running 11th-hour smear campaigns against opponents. He couldn’t win in a fair election and he knows that. His only method is emptying the playing field.
EVERYONE in Virginia should now vote for Ron Paul to deny Romney the delegates.
The rest is left as an exercise for the reader.
Mr. Trisham sent this dog dancing video to me, which did cheer me up a bit despite this bad news:
I will never vote for RuPaul in the primary.
“Im beginning to think a brokered GOP convention will lead to the best outcome.”
I’ve been wondering about this, but must admit that I’m not sure how a brokered convention works.
We can’t be railroaded into a choice between Romney and Paul. It’s unthinkable. Something is wrong here. I’ve always heard/read that Mormons are “decent people”, if nothing else. If Romney is finagling things here, they’ve lost the “decent people” tag, too.
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