Skip to comments.How do you like those ballot restrictions now? [TEA Partyers unite against this RINO fascism!!]
Posted on 12/24/2011 10:37:52 AM PST by Jim Robinson
"A Gingrich campaign official prior to the move by the Republican Party of Virginia said the problem is how the rules are set up, arguing that the party is, for apparently the first time, cross-checking the addresses that signature-givers gave against the electronic voter database file for accuracies. A name without a proper address match was tossed, the official said."
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I searched the Virginia Code of Law and found this (http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+24.2-545):
24.2-545. Presidential primary.
A. The duly constituted authorities of the state political party shall have the right to determine the method by which the state party will select its delegates to the national convention to choose the party’s nominees for President and Vice President of the United States including a presidential primary or another method determined by the party. The state chairman shall notify the State Board of the party’s determination at least 90 days before the primary date. If the party has determined that it will hold a presidential primary, each registered voter of the Commonwealth shall be given an opportunity to participate in the presidential primary of the political party, as defined in § 24.2-101, subject to requirements determined by the political party for participation in its presidential primary. The requirements may include, but shall not be limited to, the signing of a pledge by the voter of his intention to support the party’s candidate when offering to vote in the primary. The requirements applicable to a party’s primary shall be determined at least 90 days prior to the primary date and certified to, and approved by, the State Board.
B. Any person seeking the nomination of the national political party for the office of President of the United States, or any group organized in this Commonwealth on behalf of, and with the consent of such person, may file with the State Board petitions signed by at least 10,000 qualified voters, including at least 400 qualified voters from each congressional district in the Commonwealth, who attest that they intend to participate in the primary of the same political party as the candidate for whom the petitions are filed. Such petitions shall be filed with the State Board by the primary filing deadline. The petitions shall be on a form prescribed by the State Board and shall be sealed in one or more containers to which is attached a written statement giving the name of the presidential candidate and the number of signatures on the petitions contained in the containers. Such person or group shall also attach a list of the names of persons who would be elected delegates and alternate delegates to the political party’s national convention if the person wins the primary and the party has determined that its delegates will be selected pursuant to the primary. The slate of delegates and alternates shall comply with the rules of the national and state party.
Translation: The state party can set whatever rules it wants to include names in a presidential primary. It *must* include names that have 10,000 signatures.
The law says nothing about grandfathering in previous candidates (for or against). It is up the party, it appears. It looks like any grandfathering of candidates from the previous election is to be determined solely by the rules of the party.
Never mind, BenKenobi responded.
Well, he finally did, and used more ridiculous flawed logic to try and analogize the Murkowski Alaska issue with Virginia. He’s in the dark up there in Alaska I guess. Too much vodka, not enough Vit D and brain waves.
You too! Thanks Ed. Have a great CHRISTmas! (And we will!)
Virginia would be nuts to stay with this decision. In case you haven’t noticed, Gingrich is THE leading Republican candidate nationwide for the office of the presidency. Virginians should rise up against this fascist B/S!! Hell, ALL Americans should!!
Many did. Many did not.
There were times when there would be 10 threads up, all saying how Cain was a serial adulterer, etc, all the politico articles etc.
I was there for it all. It was frankly shameful to see so many here participate in the high-tech lynching of a good man like Mr. Cain.
Now we have to live with the consequences, like the ones we are seeing now, where the candidates that pushed out Cain, get pushed out by Mitt.
Again, I warned people this would happen, as soon as they destroyed Cain. Now, here it is, and people are surprised when it comes out of the blue.
“They can’t do this to him!, He’s not on the fringe, no hoper”.
They told me, “There’s no way Romney can win”, and yet, here we are.
But isn’t that what we were warned about? Because I did not stand by X, when they came for me there was no one left to protect me.
I am very disappointed that Cain chose to drop out. I wish, more than anything that I could be looking forward to a primary season where he is a participant. And I miss him dearly.
So please forgive me here. I am not happy with Newt’s performance, when he needed to step up and get the job done. The last thing I want to see is a brokered convention behind Mitt.
No, I read it, there was nothing of logical meaning expressed there in. (LOL)
TOO FUNNY! ROFLMAO!
I can’t recall exactly when I would re-register, -— not atop my list -— but like you, I would have told the petitioner that I had moved since I last voted.
That is what needs verification. Not which candidate collected how many "validated" signatures.
And, it makes no difference weather you supported Cain, Gingrich or Perry.
LOL. I see that you’re taking off, so I want to wish you a most Blessed and Merry CHRISTmas, C. Edmund Wright!!!
Selective enforcement, only when it is politically convenient for them.
Seems there is some smokin’ goin’ on in the back room.
Found it. The 15,000 sigs is a rule of the Republican Party of Virgnia. It basically says that if a candidate submits more than 15,000 sigs (600 from each congressional district), the petition is presumed valid (’shall be deemed to have met the threshold for qualification and will be certified’) with no additional requirements. Addresses and names are *not* checked.
So all Newt and Perry had to do is get 15000/600 and they’d be in.
Actually I said that IF I WERE A VIRGINIAN, I would file the suit. I'm a Texas born Californian. I have no standing in Virginia.
Remember the Tom T. Hall song, “I like Beer!”
“Whiskey’s too rough, Champagne costs too much, AND VODKA PUTS MY MOUTH IN GEAR!”
OH, So true and prophetic!
What makes the longer list more valid other than the fact that it is, well, longer?
This one will not stand any scrutiny. Look for it to be withdrawn shortly.
You seem to have a lot of time and energy.
Why don’t you look around this site and come up with a strategy?
I specifically read where someone was actually filing on the grounds you mentioned. I would swear it was you.
Did my speed reading abilities fail me? (Say it ain’t so!) We really need this to happen and I was so certain it was.