Perry, Gingrich, and Santorum took Virginia to court over their scam....they are still convinced VA’s system is unconstitutional...and, if I recall correctly...the court didn’t entirely disagree with them, saying among other things that the process was too far along for them to interfere.
So...Perry, Gingrich, and Santorum disagree with you.
They said it was a system clearly designed to prevent candidate’s achieving eligibility for the Virginia ballot. In many places it was called the toughest in the nation.
FWIW, Virgil Goode is a longtime congressman from Virginia, he is a member of the bar in Virginia, a licensed lawyer, and he knew how to beat their little game.
I’m encouraged by his creativity!
It’s a tough law but no ‘scam’.
They knew what the law required- the law, not the Party- and they didn’t do it.
Now, it has occured to me that state parties often collect petition signatures for all their candidates.
I expect the Republican Party of Virginia will do so in the future- no use wasting a primary!
And yes, that was a creative way for the Green Party to help their candidate.
I assume you and I disagree on whom their candidate is LOL!