Skip to comments.Gingrich Considers Joining Perry in Challenging VA Election Rule
Posted on 12/30/2011 12:38:19 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Newt Gingrich said his campaign will likely join Rick Perry in challenging Virginias complicated elections rules, which allowed only two of the seven leading GOP candidates to get on the ballot for the Republican primary in that state.
The former House speaker and the other candidates except Mitt Romney and Ron Paul failed to collect the required 10,000 signatures.
Gov. Perry filed a lawsuit, I think, where the judge has invited the other candidates to join the lawsuit, and I think we are going to, although thats a lawyer conversation, Gingrich told Fox News today. Im not in charge of that sort of thing. Im focused on Iowa. But clearly we would like to have the right to choose between all of the candidates. And we think having only two of the candidates on the ballot limits the people of Virginia from having a real impact on the presidential selection process.
Gingrich also acknowledged that the negative ads of his political opponents have taken a toll on his presidential campaign, but he insists that he plans to stay positive.
I keep emphasizing that Im going to stay positive, that I think we have big challenges and that we need to create jobs and we need to get the economy moving, Gingrich told Fox News this afternoon. Im getting a lot of positive feedback from people who walk up to me and say, You know, Im really glad that youre not like the politicians who are running all of this negative stuff. So well see what happens caucus night.
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I hope he does, I think it’s a stronger case with multiple candidates protesting Romney’s underhanded tactics.
What happens if someone signs 2 or more petitions ???
Do they ever check for that ???
They both should and they’ll likely win.
I sure hope so. The country will be well served if both are on the ballot.
It sounds promising!
I’m a fan of Bachmann, Santorum, and Cain. I am not a fan of Romney, Gingrich, Perry, or Ron Paul.
That being said, I don’t really have any sympathy for the folks who didn’t get on the Virginia ballot. If Romney and Paul could do it, then I’m thinking the other candidates could have done it too.
Virginia’s Republican Party has the right to run their election process as they see fit. If Romney and Paul could comply with it’s dictates, then the other candidates could have as well.
All this whining after the cut-off is annoying. If your team isn’t capable of complying with state party requirements, what does that say about your team, or you?
We talk all the time about voter fraud here, and we want to see things cleaned up. Then when a state’s political party does and requires folks to be registered at the address on file, some of us get upset about it.
Why? Frankly, I’m glad Virginia is enforcing strict rules.
Coincidently, the strongest concentration of the Republican "establishment" happens to live in Virginia.
Even if they do not win,
THERE WILL BE “DICOVERY,” which will be victory enough. We’ll have scandal headlines surrounding the Romney campaign for days-to-weeks.
Perry and Newt can expose this fraud for the world to see.
I doubt that Newt who is a strong constitutionalist, who actually believes that Judicial Activism must be stopped and is opposed to the Federal Courts interfering in a state’s election process will Not join in the Perry lawsuit.
Only idiots and people unfamiliar with Federal and State Law think this case will prevail. If they thought this process was unfair, they needed to file their suit when the rules were made and not after they blew it. Chances of their suit prevailing are ZERO.
We could take your word for it, or perhaps believe Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli - who believes totally the opposite of you. But what does he know? He's just the state's top law enforcement official and the leading AG in the fight against Obama Care.
Your post is sort of a double negative reverse, so I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic or not to make a point. Either way, this is not what is meant by "judicial activism." Judicial activism is the court writing laws that no congress or legislature will pass. As the great Virginia AG said, this is a "sad" rule and is "embarrassing" and "not a good thing." It is a rule by bureaucrat. Should be tossed.
The Republican voters in VA should be furious over this. I am suprised they are not screaming at the VA republican party to put everyone on the ballot.
“As the great Virginia AG said, this is a “sad” rule and is “embarrassing” and “not a good thing.” It is a rule by bureaucrat. Should be tossed.”
If that is the case, the legislature and the Virginia Republican Party should change the rules,
He issued a statement the other predicting they would do that.
Re: given your expressed support for either Gingrich or Santorum, your tagline is hypocritical, so I do a different version.
Had Neil Cavuto show on and was busy doing other things, but listening with one ear and I'm almost sure I heard some attorney say that he was going to file on Newt's behalf, as the Republican Committee had refused to release any information pertaining to their methodology in deciding to dissallow some signatories including the names of those they had refused to allow.
You may have a point, and if Newt Gingrich joins Perry’s silly lawsuit against States’ Rights in Virginia, and the VA GOP, I will have to further back away from Newt.
And instead, I’m going likely get behind Santorum, as he respects States’ Rights as well as a private organization’s right to exclude certain people and he will not be suing Virginia or the Virginia GOP.
In addition, Santorum is the strongest Pro Life Candidate in the race.
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