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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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Too bad they aren’t checking eligibility of the candidates re being natural born citizens...
So, that’s the reason for the “lack of address” elimination.
Addresses did not match their database! Voters move in between elections!
Merry Christmas, Jim and all. Re-post my prior comment from another thread:
If just addressses, the omitted candidates could be succesful with a Court challenge. Courts generally rule that the law doesnt elevate form over substance. Beyond that, they usually rule in favor of voter participation. If the petition omissions are purely technical (e.g. no addresses) the omitted candidates should go to Court as a class- and request relief that they be allowed to amend the petitions to include the addresses. (Dont think one can add names at this point).
All omitted candidates must join- cant be just one. That will leave Romney and the State GOP to argue against inclusion not a great argument when likely 70% of the GOP voters favor other candidates.
Something stinks bad.
This has the stench of Rove all over it.
Vin, your thoughts on the previous thread will most likely come into play.
Voter “intent” (new accuate addresses) versus “database” = this will be challenged.
Romney will be forced to defend the exclusion of his number one rival, Gingrich, and also Perry.
They first became suspicious when the names actually matched a known adress.
This is very unusual, said a unnamed source, usually the adress do not match. Often the residents are deceased or have names like Mickey Mouse or Adolf Hitler.
To bad Newt is not a minority who could claim his civil right are being violated.
I just pinged you, hoping you would repost here on this thread!!!
AND there is plenty of time to get this done!
I hope the Newt and Perry go for it!
So you smell a rat too?
This is an utterly absurd basis for disqualification because it implies the electronic data base is accurate and that those who gathered the signatures were being fraudulent. Neither assumptions are either valid or provable. One way to disprove this is to verify that the addresses of those on the petition sheets are actually true and the data base is incorrect.
Newt is actually leading in Virginia by a significant margin too.
This has Romney’s mormon minions and/or RNC insider fingerprints all over it.
I hope Gingrich and Perry take this to court.
Indeed!!! Its one thing to double check a Lyndon LaRouche type, another to check a former Speaker and a Governor of Texas.
Seems 20% moved between elections, and this is grounds for denying the candidate (s) a position on the ballot??
neat trick, if they can pull it off.
I would have lawyers all over this so quick they would be amazed.
“Voters move in between elections!”
When you move, RE REGISTER!!
A Republican RAT. Why would the Virginia Republican party be so gung-ho on disqualifying its LEADING Republican candidate? And or the governor of the state of Texas? Something stinks to high heaven!!
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
We have to be careful here, lest we set a precedent that could undermine our efforts on Voter ID.
This entire VA process reeks.
How could a guy who served as Lt Gov and then 3 consecutive terms as Governor and who championed Voter ID suddenly be in the cross hairs with accusations that over 50% of his collected signatures are bogus?
I don’t believe it for a minute.
I think this entire charade is being used to discredit our entire party.
5 out of 7 of our candidates are so weak or crooked that they can’t get on the ballot?