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How do you like those ballot restrictions now? [TEA Partyers unite against this RINO fascism!!]
Politico ^ | Dec 23, 2011

Posted on 12/24/2011 10:37:52 AM PST by Jim Robinson

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"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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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bachmann; bipartisan; collapse; gingrich; grandoldplantation; newt; novote; perry; plutocracy; stenchofrove; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; vagopsucks; virginia; virginiaprimary; voterfraud
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To: VinL
Perry has to lead.

And he just may. We shall see.

101 posted on 12/24/2011 11:32:28 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Catsrus

[I don’t trust the guy(Romney) any more than I can throw him. ]

Well the guy spent his political career tricking Massachusetts democrats into voting for him..

and NOW he’s trying to trick republicans into doing the same..
He’s a con artist..


102 posted on 12/24/2011 11:32:39 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: VinL
Onyx, you’re right that the legal challenge would be a PR nightmare for the VAGOP and Romney-— The only thing— ole Newt can’t be the one making the argument in Court-— not after he’s been threatening to impeach most of them! (LOL) Perry has to lead.

ROTFLMYRonPaulOFF.

I see no problem at all with Newt and RickP joining forces......LOL.

103 posted on 12/24/2011 11:32:47 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: BenKenobi

Time will tell.....

Merry Christmas....


104 posted on 12/24/2011 11:33:47 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: katiedidit1

I am just devastated. Heard on Fox News that VA rules do not allow a write in during primaries and that going to court won’t matter either? the chosen one “Romney” is being crammed down our throats...just like when our mothers made us take a dose of bad medicine. I wont vote if it is Romney or Paul. RIGGED election’

Katie, don’t be devestated, and don’t believe everything you hear either. This is just a minor squirmish in a huge war that will take decades to win. We have just begun to fight. We will lose some battles and win some. It ain’t over till we give up.

From what I have investigated so far, her is my conclusion:

The way the law is written does NOT demand no write ins for primaries, it just allows their exclusion. In fact, it provides that write ins have to be accepted for elections. Going to court might work, if the rules are dienfranchising the majority of the voters.


105 posted on 12/24/2011 11:34:15 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

No direct evidence, but isn’t it OB’s MO to eliminate opponents in the primary.


106 posted on 12/24/2011 11:35:02 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Gator113

You too.

In many folks mind this is going to narrow the electable candidates down to Mitt and Paul.

Newt’s case was his electibility. Not getting on the ballot is a serious blow.


107 posted on 12/24/2011 11:35:14 AM PST by BenKenobi (You know, you really need to break free of that Catholic mindset.- metmom)
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To: RKBA Democrat
“It’s not just Gingrich, but also Perry, so a challenge will surely be in order.”

And they’ll lose. The VA gop took the rule book and beat them to death with it. VA courts aren’t particularly receptive to these kinds of arguments.

Yes, and Americans aren't particularly tolerant of bureaucrats.

108 posted on 12/24/2011 11:35:19 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: greeneyes

her=here


109 posted on 12/24/2011 11:35:40 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: CainConservative

I think both Gingrich and Perry have to challenge.
I sure hope you’re right that Gingrich will dominate. I despise Romney, Rove and the GOP-E.

Merry CHRISTmas, CainConservative!!!


110 posted on 12/24/2011 11:37:08 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: hosepipe

and NOW he’s trying to trick republicans into doing the same..
He’s a con artist..”

LOL. A RepubliCON. Ha Ha.


111 posted on 12/24/2011 11:37:22 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: BenKenobi

You need to go to “Face Reality School.”


112 posted on 12/24/2011 11:37:27 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: RKBA Democrat
You are absolutely wrong about that. There is already a challenge being filed by several very well prepared Legal authorities. They say that this will be easily over turned on several merits.

It has never been challenged until now and is very much in trouble. On several counts.

113 posted on 12/24/2011 11:37:43 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Exactly.


114 posted on 12/24/2011 11:39:01 AM PST by CainConservative
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To: BenKenobi

“If he only collected 20+ percent, then he has only himself to blame.”

Yes and no. Yes, he should have paid closer attention to details, but I don’t think that any candidate can reasonably anticipate every sort of curve ball that is going to be thrown at them.

And also, what is the compelling interest in making access to the VA ballot so restrictive? To save twenty dollars in programming costs? To save ten dollars worth of ink? No, it’s plainly to trip up candidates who don’t have the access or resources to navigate the ballot access requirements.


115 posted on 12/24/2011 11:39:25 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (The gop is as much a plantation for conservatives as the 'rat party is for blacks.)
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To: BenKenobi
When 65% of the voters are unable to participate, with this much lead time, I predict this will all be restuctured in a way as to allow all eligible voters to participate in the voting.

This appears to be a glitch in the computer system designed to validate the signatures, for all the candidates.

116 posted on 12/24/2011 11:39:30 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Jim Robinson
Meanwhile, back in the jungle...

“Mickey Mouse” is free to petition for Scott Walker’s recall ("Adolf Hitler" too).

117 posted on 12/24/2011 11:40:09 AM PST by null and void (Day 1067 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Godspeed.


118 posted on 12/24/2011 11:40:16 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: onyx; P-Marlowe

Come on “P”, we need your input here, as well as your legal action and expertise!


119 posted on 12/24/2011 11:40:34 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: BenKenobi
For a smart guy, he made not a smart decision here.

Didn't Virginia have in the previous election only the names of McCain and Huckabee on the primary ballot?

120 posted on 12/24/2011 11:40:49 AM PST by apocalypto
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To: lonestar

Like I said, I canvassed for professionals. Guess what, we won.


121 posted on 12/24/2011 11:41:04 AM PST by BenKenobi (You know, you really need to break free of that Catholic mindset.- metmom)
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To: RKBA Democrat
And they’ll lose. The VA gop took the rule book and beat them to death with it. VA courts aren’t particularly receptive to these kinds of arguments.

RLY? Databases versus voter intent (addresses not in sync with '08 or 2010 database)?

It's worth a challenge. Heretofore I thought the addresses were missing.

Merry Christmas RKBA Democrat!!!!

122 posted on 12/24/2011 11:41:16 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx

Merry CHRISTmas again to you too my FRiend!!


123 posted on 12/24/2011 11:41:35 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Jim Robinson

Perhaps this can be carried over to national elections. Personally I hope Newt can garner support for a strong write-in. To have just Romney with his RINO baggage and Paul with his anti-Semitic and love of Muslim baggage is a whole bit of none conservative hogwash and candidate exclusion this is not to say all other candidates don’t have baggage. Hard to understand why 10,000 is such a sacred number.


124 posted on 12/24/2011 11:42:09 AM PST by noinfringers2
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To: RKBA Democrat

It’s inexcusable if you are leading in the polls to not get the boots on the ground and the signitures.

Total amateur hour.

If he can’t GOTV here, what makes you think he’s going to be able to GOTV against Obama?


125 posted on 12/24/2011 11:42:26 AM PST by BenKenobi (You know, you really need to break free of that Catholic mindset.- metmom)
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To: onyx

OOPSY!

I forgot to wish you and your’s a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS, AND a MERRY NEW YEAR! (You Good lady FReeper you!)


126 posted on 12/24/2011 11:42:40 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: onyx

Data bases are only as accurate as the people doing data entry.

I would challenge for actual verification.
It could be done in a week.
Plenty of time to print ballots.


127 posted on 12/24/2011 11:43:48 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: onyx

Merry CHRISTmas back at ya and to all the conservatives at this site. (And even to the liberal Rombot trolls here who I am sure will be banned soon.)


128 posted on 12/24/2011 11:43:51 AM PST by CainConservative
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To: P-Marlowe; PSYCHO-FREEP

BUMP.
Merry Christmas P-Marlowe!!!
Eggnog over here.
:)


129 posted on 12/24/2011 11:44:52 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: apocalypto

Not sure. All I know is that he’s leading, and it’s his home state.

And he still didn’t take the time to get enough to overcome the validation process.


130 posted on 12/24/2011 11:44:55 AM PST by BenKenobi (You know, you really need to break free of that Catholic mindset.- metmom)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I’ve held off my wishes to you, figuring we’d be on the same threads before one of us signs out. :)

BLESSED & MERRY CHRISTmas!!!!


131 posted on 12/24/2011 11:47:02 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: katiedidit1
AND on the same day deadline in VA......

Bush 41 endorsed Romney and dissed both Newt and Perry.......

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Former President George H. W. Bush on Thursday endorsed Mitt Romney and distanced himself from Newt Gingrich, in a move that will surely be a conservative rubber stamp for the former Massachusetts governor's campaign. "cited past conflict with Gingrich as a reason he had trouble backing the former House speaker."

"He [Gingrich] was there, right outside the Oval Office. I met with all the Republican leaders, all the Democratic leaders," Bush recalled to the Chronicle. "The plan was, we were all going to walk out into the Rose Garden and announce this deal. Newt was right there. Got ready to go out in the Rose Garden, and I said, 'Where's Gingrich?' Went up to Capitol Hill. He was here a minute ago. Went up there and started lobbying against the thing."

Bush, who lives in Houston, was careful to say that he likes Texas Gov. Rick Perry, but said that Perry's campaign doesn't seem to be going anywhere.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/11354971/1/bush-41-endorses-romney-not-gingrich.html

132 posted on 12/24/2011 11:47:02 AM PST by TexMom7
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To: BenKenobi

Your candidate couldn’t keep his “drawers” on!


133 posted on 12/24/2011 11:47:27 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: going hot

Seems to be working as designed.

Politics is a dirty game. Newt, he of the massive experience just got his entire wardrobe lifted off him. It’s a pity.


134 posted on 12/24/2011 11:47:54 AM PST by BenKenobi (You know, you really need to break free of that Catholic mindset.- metmom)
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To: onyx

>> Addresses did not match their database! Voters move in between elections!

Not only that, but I bet they have a dumb (or selectively smart?) algorithm that thinks “101 First Street” and “101 FIRST ST” are different addresses.

I smell either an idiot, or a rat.


135 posted on 12/24/2011 11:48:28 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: BenKenobi

So the former speaker of the house and the longest serving governor of Texas are rank amateurs?

No, something else is going on here, and it looks like VA has unreasonable requirements to get on the ballot.


136 posted on 12/24/2011 11:48:45 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: lonestar

Uh, I’m not a Newt supporter. Sorry!

Maybe check with Calista? ;)


137 posted on 12/24/2011 11:48:53 AM PST by BenKenobi (You know, you really need to break free of that Catholic mindset.- metmom)
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To: Nervous Tick

Yup.


138 posted on 12/24/2011 11:50:02 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Fresh Wind

Well they are saying on Twitter that Romney’s campaign people were some of the ones verifying the other candidates signatures.


139 posted on 12/24/2011 11:50:17 AM PST by TexMom7
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To: mylife

I’m all but certain both Gingrich and Perry will challenge.

They have nothing to lose by challenging and everything to gain.


140 posted on 12/24/2011 11:50:23 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: mylife

Thanks! You too myFRiened! Let’s join forces and make this work where it counts! (And a very Merry Christmas to you and your good family!)


141 posted on 12/24/2011 11:50:59 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Nervous Tick

Or “101 1st St”


142 posted on 12/24/2011 11:51:17 AM PST by Gideon7
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To: CainConservative

LOL.


143 posted on 12/24/2011 11:51:23 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: apocalypto
Huck was my guy last time and there were many on the VA ballot :)

Virginia Republican primary, 2008

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

The 2008 Virginia Republican primary took place on February 12, 2008. This was an open primary with 63 delegates (60 pledged delegates) at stake in a winner take all format. The District of Columbia and Maryland both held primaries on the same day, referred to as the "Potomac primary".

John McCain won the primary, receiving all of Virginia's delegates to the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Official Results Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates

John McCain 244,829 50.04% 60

Mike Huckabee 199,003 40.67% 0

Ron Paul 21,999 4.50% 0

Mitt Romney* 18,002 3.68% 0

Fred Thompson* 3,395 0.69% 0

Rudy Giuliani* 2,024 0.41% 0

Total 489,252 100% 60

144 posted on 12/24/2011 11:51:37 AM PST by CainConservative
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To: mylife

If they collected only 20+ over what they needed, then yes, this was amateur hour.


145 posted on 12/24/2011 11:51:57 AM PST by BenKenobi (You know, you really need to break free of that Catholic mindset.- metmom)
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To: BenKenobi
You are a Cain supporter.

Cain couldn't keep his pants on.

146 posted on 12/24/2011 11:52:47 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Yep. I agree with you.

Merry Christmas, Nervous Tick!!!


147 posted on 12/24/2011 11:53:10 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: mylife
“It’s not just Gingrich, but also Perry, so a challenge will surely be in order.”
And they’ll lose. The VA gop took the rule book and beat them to death with it. VA courts aren’t particularly receptive to these kinds of arguments.

Yes, and Americans aren't particularly tolerant of bureaucrats.
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Life, not just intolerance of crats, but Court's favor participation. Look at liberal Florida SpCt in 2000, or conservative Alaska SpCt in 2010— always siding with voter inclusion.

Imo, the Va Court will allow time for verification- if not, the complainants will find a way to bring it into the Fed system. IMO, the omitted candidates have the better argument.

148 posted on 12/24/2011 11:54:08 AM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: onyx

YOOHOO!

“P” told me on another thread that he is indeed filing a legal challenge to this stupidity.

You know all about the “Rules are Rules” stupidity that was flooding that thread. “P” will have a better platform here among all us “Newt Worshippers”! (LOLOLOLOLOLO)


149 posted on 12/24/2011 11:54:11 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: onyx

Watch Va try to apply some arbitrary filing dead line like 24 hrs, during the Christmas holiday in hopes that a challenge can be disqualified because the campaigners were at home with the family rather than filing legal challenges on Christmas eve.


150 posted on 12/24/2011 11:55:29 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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