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Judge denies lawsuit, Rick Perry, others remain off Virginia Republican primary ballot
WTVR Richmond ^ | 3:55 p.m. EST, January 13, 2012 | WTVR.com Staff

Posted on 01/13/2012 1:19:30 PM PST by Hunton Peck

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Federal District Court Judge John Gibney ruled against Texas Governor Rick Perry and other Republican presidential candidates who sued in an effort to appear on the ballot for the Virginia Republican primary in March.

Judge Gibney announced the ruling Friday afternoon in Richmond, Virginia.[CLICK HERE: Read the judge's order] The suit was originally filed by Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Jon Hunstman later joined the challenge.

According to court documents, the Republican candidates failed to meet the 10,000 signature petition requirements to get on the ballot.

Mitt Romney and Ron Paul met the requirements.

Monday, Judge Gibney ordered the distribution of absentee ballots for Virginia's Republican primary to be halted until the legal challenge could be settled.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: paulwaived; rnmedirtytrick; romneydirtytrick; romneywaived; statesrights
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1 posted on 01/13/2012 1:19:38 PM PST by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

Judge’s ruling here: http://media.trb.com/media/acrobat/2012-01/340069800-13125153.pdf


2 posted on 01/13/2012 1:21:54 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

Mitt Romney and Ron Paul did not have to abide
by the nunc pro tunc “requirements”.


3 posted on 01/13/2012 1:22:26 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hunton Peck

The judge is obviously a partisan Willard supporter.

I think an appeal is in order.


4 posted on 01/13/2012 1:23:07 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Hunton Peck

WOW! The fix is raally in.


5 posted on 01/13/2012 1:23:28 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Hunton Peck

If it stands.. I suggest you support Ru Paul to stop the mit machine.


6 posted on 01/13/2012 1:24:09 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Hunton Peck

aother Rockefeller win


7 posted on 01/13/2012 1:24:11 PM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Hunton Peck

It does not happen very often, but sometimes a judge will rule on a case and consider States’ Rights’ and the 10th Amendment.

This is of course opposed to all those liberal activist judges who seek to interfere in the right of a state to hold elections as they see fit.


8 posted on 01/13/2012 1:25:17 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: Hunton Peck

The Wall Street Journal now asks......It’s not a matter of Newt losing. It’s a matter of will he lose with dignity. Newt, Perry, Huntsman showed their true colors. Win at any cost.

Gotta give to Santorum, he didn’t go there.

I thought Perry’s implosion was historic. I Now have to say Newt’s was even more so. We gave him a 2nd chance. We chose not to listen to what everyone was saying about him, his ego, his temper, his arrogance. I liked him in the debates, I liked him with the press.

Then he decided to go kamakazee and attack free market capitalism and he’s taking down the party with him. When in fact, like the kamakazee pilot who missed the ship and hit only the water......Newt and the others are hitting only water and destroying only themselves.

I’m no fan of Romney, in fact I couldnt stand him before. But he’s grown on me, he’s unflappable, he’s Presidential, he’s not perfect, but he seems to have become more conservative in the last few weeks, his speeches are great.

It’s time we all rally around him. It’s time.


9 posted on 01/13/2012 1:25:32 PM PST by JNRoberts
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To: Diogenesis

No they both had a lot more than required, one had almost 15,000 and the other almost 20000.


10 posted on 01/13/2012 1:26:43 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: JNRoberts; Jim Robinson

You really think it is going to happen here?


11 posted on 01/13/2012 1:28:12 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: NKP_Vet
Judge John Gibney was appointed by Obama. He is a filthy lying POS Commie Pinko Batarde.

And that's on his good days.

They are waving the red flag at us in this one ~

One solution to this is for Romney and Paul to decline to run in Virginia until such time as the State Legislature can figure out which end of their nether regions runs their mouth.

12 posted on 01/13/2012 1:29:23 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: JNRoberts

NEVER...NO ROMNEY...NO WAY...HOW CAN WE LET TWO little STATES DETERMINE OUR CANDIDATE...
I hate this process...


13 posted on 01/13/2012 1:29:23 PM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: org.whodat

Sorry, FRiend. The posts here previously indicated
that were not bound by the “requirements”.

If you have proof to the contrary, post it.


14 posted on 01/13/2012 1:29:45 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: cableguymn

NO! you still have the write in option.

Just conduct a write in effort.

The last person you want to vote for is kook paul.


15 posted on 01/13/2012 1:31:17 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: muawiyah

Why would they do THAT? Paul and Romney
both are financed by Soros who set this up.


16 posted on 01/13/2012 1:31:17 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hunton Peck

Judge Gibney: “The residency issue is likely to fall in the appellate court, but I can’t see how I can put them on the ballot without the 10,000 signatures.”


17 posted on 01/13/2012 1:31:46 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: JNRoberts
Who's the more foolish? The fool, or the fool who follows him?
18 posted on 01/13/2012 1:32:01 PM PST by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: cableguymn
I suggest you support Ru Paul to stop the mit machine.

I should support a lunatic over a liberal liar. Amusing.

19 posted on 01/13/2012 1:32:24 PM PST by Ingtar (If the GOP wants my vote, they should start fielding candidate for whom I can vote - Jemian)
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To: JNRoberts

He didn’t attack free-market capitalism, he attacked Mitt Romney. Romney is a big government statist CRONY capitalist. Capitalize the profits, socialize the losses.


20 posted on 01/13/2012 1:33:07 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Diogenesis

Just giving you the raw numbers, the republican review committee said the number exceeded the need for audit, take it up with them.


21 posted on 01/13/2012 1:34:26 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: SatinDoll

Do you favor a federal court’s intervention into a state’s right to hold elections in a certain manner or do you believe that a state should be able to conduct elections without an unelected activist federal judge overruling decisions of a state legislature?


22 posted on 01/13/2012 1:34:36 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: Hunton Peck

Obama appointed Judge


23 posted on 01/13/2012 1:37:05 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Sybeck1; JNRoberts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2832663/posts


24 posted on 01/13/2012 1:37:13 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: JNRoberts; Jim Robinson
No.
If the author of the prototype for obamacare, perennial fundraiser for planned parenthood, and the man who once told the gay mafia in Massachusetts he would sign legislation forcing the Boy Scouts to accept gay men then I go write in again.
25 posted on 01/13/2012 1:37:33 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: JNRoberts; Jim Robinson

IBTZ


26 posted on 01/13/2012 1:37:34 PM PST by rintense
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To: JNRoberts; All
I’m no fan of Romney, in fact I couldnt stand him before. But he’s grown on me, he’s unflappable, he’s Presidential, he’s not perfect, but he seems to have become more conservative in the last few weeks, his speeches are great.
It’s time we all rally around him. It’s time.


Sorry, Hell has not asked for additional heat due to the icicles forming on the Devil's AZZ!!!!

NO MITT / NO WAY
27 posted on 01/13/2012 1:37:54 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Too bad for Perry that he didn’t get one of those activist judges on the case.


28 posted on 01/13/2012 1:38:21 PM PST by Happy Valley Dude
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, I appreciate your forum here more than you will ever know and I respect you. But have you listened to Romney’s words lately? I was no fan of his but he has shown me something of late.

In his speeches, in the debates, he’s articulate, unflappable, not perfect, no not perfect by any means. But he handles pressure and attacks, and even when Newt and Perry out and out LIE about him......as they did when they took his comments about “firing people” completely out of context.

I agree with Dennis Prager who has not lost all respect for Newt and Perry and Hunstman.......the headline should have read.......”Perry’s attackers LIE about what he said.” And they did....and they know they lied. “win at any cost”....that is their goal. And it’s a shame.


29 posted on 01/13/2012 1:38:33 PM PST by JNRoberts
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To: trumandogz

That, dogz, is a very good question.

In this case I believe the Feds shouldn’t be involved, as it isn’t an election for national office, merely a state primary to see which contestant gets to run in the national race.

I said the fix was in because it is so obvious the RNC was involved up to its ears in this one.


30 posted on 01/13/2012 1:38:43 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Damn the Establishment!

Canada is looking pretty good about now. Costa Rica is too hot for me.


31 posted on 01/13/2012 1:40:10 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: JNRoberts

Rally around a pro-abortionist with blood on his hands? Rally around a sodomite lover? Rally around a phony, conservative hating weakling?

FORGET IT.


32 posted on 01/13/2012 1:40:17 PM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: Jim Robinson
Too bad there are still Romney fans here saying otherwise. They are parroting the "If you attack Romney you hate capitalism" line.

If Romney wins the nomination what will conservatives do?
33 posted on 01/13/2012 1:40:24 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: JNRoberts

the “not” should be “now”.......Prager is the best I hear everyday too.


34 posted on 01/13/2012 1:41:27 PM PST by JNRoberts
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To: An American!; All

I hear lots of whining, but no ORGANIZING.

Are you going to South Carolina to work for the campaign for your candidate next week?

How many phone calls did you make in to South Carolina for your candidate today?

How many mailers did you print and mail for your candidate today?

How many Tweets did you create for your Candidate today?

How many Facebook postings supporting your candidate did you make today?

Yada,Yada,Yada...

This is the process. We ALL knew it.


35 posted on 01/13/2012 1:41:58 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: longtermmemmory

Here in Virginia there is no write-in option for primaries.
As another poster said, the fix is in.


36 posted on 01/13/2012 1:42:48 PM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: Hunton Peck
Didn't South Park have an episode where the choices for the school mascot election were a Giant Douche and a Turd Sandwich?

Life imitating art. Except in this case, it's a choice between "marshmellow fluff" and the crotchety, old shop instructor who never quite made it out of the 60's.

37 posted on 01/13/2012 1:42:48 PM PST by cincinnati65 (We've been taken for a ride - by Wall Street and Washington DC - Welcome to Amerika!)
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To: JNRoberts

You leave me speechless, otherwise I’m going to say something that will get me kicked off this forum.


38 posted on 01/13/2012 1:43:43 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: Hunton Peck

If this is not overturned, I will campaign and vote for Ron Paul in the primary. This is awful. Flame away.


39 posted on 01/13/2012 1:43:43 PM PST by formosa (Formosa)
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To: JNRoberts

Romney is a lying political whore who will do or say whatever he thinks he has to do or say to get elected.

The proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7OQoBxZZPqU

Watch it all the way through. It’s a compilation of a couple dozen of his debates and appearances. The man has no bedrock principles. No core values. And he lies about anything and everything.

No thanks!! NO SALE!! NO ROMNEY!!


40 posted on 01/13/2012 1:45:01 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: trumandogz

The ruling isn’t based on States’ Rights, but on the equitable doctrine of laches — essentially, that the plaintiffs should have filed suit as soon as they entered the race last summer.

He specifically says that they would have been entitled to the relief sought had they filed sooner.


41 posted on 01/13/2012 1:45:08 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: JNRoberts
But he’s grown on me, he’s unflappable (except when the unscripted happens), he’s Presidential (given the current POTUS, not much of a stretch), he’s not perfect (I agree), but he seems (!) to have become more conservative (he could hardly be expected to be less conservative) in the last few weeks (his epiphanies do appear to be miraculously rapid), his (carefully prepared) speeches are great.

"Come on. Big village. Be quick. Bring PACs.
(signed) Mitt Romney"

Mr. niteowl77

42 posted on 01/13/2012 1:45:31 PM PST by niteowl77 (Mitt Romney: the horse the GOP elite intends to ride into the abyss. Or is it the other way around?)
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To: JNRoberts
But he’s grown on me, he’s unflappable, he’s Presidential, he’s not perfect, but he seems to have become more conservative in the last few weeks, his speeches are great.

Bullshit.

He's a slick, double-talking, backstabbing socialist.

A pox on him.

43 posted on 01/13/2012 1:46:21 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: JNRoberts

“But have you listened to Romney’s words lately? I was no fan of his but he has shown me something of late.”

LOL, are you serious? Romney’s words mean nothing—he has been on both sides of every issue. Who in the world could believe anything he says?

IB4TZ


44 posted on 01/13/2012 1:46:49 PM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: JNRoberts

C’mon. He’s the father of RomneyCare and grandfather of ObamaCare! And he still brags about it as a “free-market” solution today!

Give me a fricken break already.


45 posted on 01/13/2012 1:46:49 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Diogenesis

Any Presidential Candidate who was not smart enough to have their Staff do a “Google” search to figure out what they needed to do is not a Candidate I want in the running for President of The United States.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=requirements%20to%20be%20on%20the%20virgina%20presidential%20ballot&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CEkQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sbe.virginia.gov%2Fcms%2Fdocuments%2FCidates%2FBulletins%2F20120306PrimaryBulletin.pdf&ei=TqMQT5GZB42msQLosaDpAw&usg=AFQjCNGa4yEtHpPmV-liboPyRN91Gvu-Sg&cad=rja

“In his opinion, Judge Gibney wrote, “They [the candidates hoping to appear on the ballot] 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 Virginia’s laws.”

Too Bad. So Sad. That is Personal Responsibility which comes with Freedom.


46 posted on 01/13/2012 1:48:17 PM PST by NoNAIS (Yet another Government program not needed.)
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To: JNRoberts
Your diatribe is summed up by a past phrase of capitulation... "Better Red than Dead"
47 posted on 01/13/2012 1:48:55 PM PST by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: longtermmemmory

RPV rules say NO WRITE-INs will be counted.


48 posted on 01/13/2012 1:49:07 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: JNRoberts
It’s time we all rally around him. It’s time.

No thanks.

49 posted on 01/13/2012 1:58:27 PM PST by Shelayne
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To: JNRoberts
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But he’s grown on me, he’s unflappable, he’s Presidential. ..his speeches are great.

It’s time we all rally around him. It’s time.

 
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50 posted on 01/13/2012 1:59:21 PM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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