Perry files suit to challenge Virginia primary ballot rules.

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    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politic...irginia-ballot-requirements-in-federal-court/

    It's noted that both Perry and Gingrich turned in the AMOUNT of signatures required--but still failed to qualify for Virginia's primary ballot requirements.

    Basically Virginia disqualified 6 out of 8 GOP candidates--and only two met their primary requirements. The ballot will be Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.
    http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/...-santorum-not-on-va-primary-ballo-ar-1563033/
     
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    The Virginia GOP's rules do seem unfortunate. While candidates have been able to meet their requirements in the past, it doesn't make sense for requirements so stringent that serious candidates ever have serious trouble meeting them. Certainly, if I were a Virginia GOP primary voter, I would want the option to vote for the other candidates.

    That being said, I'm not sure what legal recourse Perry has. State's have wide latitude to set election rules, and moreover this is an election for a nomination, not for a public office. Probably the ideal resolution from the GOP standpoint would be if the Virginia GOP backed down and voluntarily added the other candidates to the ballot.

    Anyway, it's ironic that a Southern Governor who has tangled with the federal government regarding the Voting Rights Act is now asking a federal court to tell a Southern political party how to run its statewide election.
     
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    Virginia is as big as S.Carolina in delegates. These rules are bull shit and are working strongly in Mitt Romney's favor.
     
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    Sounds like good ole Chicago politics to me.
     
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    :lol: These two have no shame.
     
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    Lol.:eusa_boohoo::eusa_boohoo::eusa_boohoo::eusa_boohoo:
     
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    I think they just expected a pass, it's a Republican state, they seem shocked they didn't bend the rules for them.
     
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    Frivolous lawsuit.

    From the guy who rails against frivolous lawsuits.
     
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    And let's not forget! States Rights!
     
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    How this for cow-brain stupid:

    "Perry's campaign said it submitted 11,911 signatures for verification.
    In the statement announcing the legal challenge, Perry's campaign said only 119,034 Virginians voted in the 2008 Republican primary, making the requirement of 10,000 signatures "unrealistic and onerous."


    See that? 119,034.


    Except according to 'unofficial' results from the VA Board of ElectorsL



    https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia....b-494e-8c2e-599fed2df7c6/unofficial/1_s.shtml


    nearly A HALF A MILLION republicans voted in the 2008 election.


    How can you fuck up something as easy as that, that bad?


    Will we hear the famous Perry: OoooOOOOOOOOOOOOOpps!


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