UPPS--Virginia changed ballot access rules last month over prior law suit.

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    » VA GOP Changed Ballot Access Rules Last Month - Big Government

    :cuckoo: Well I must admit I was scratching my head over only 2 out of 8 GOP Presidential candidates qualifying for the primary ballot in Virginia--as to why there was never any problem in the past with qualifying ALL GOP candidates. Apparently--after this independent who was running for the state legislature sued the state GOP in October of 2011--they got busy and started checking all the petitions LAST MONTH.---:badgrin::badgrin:

    NOW IT MAKES SENSE! And that is WHY Virginia only has 2 GOP candidates to select from on their primary ballot this year--LOL. To the state GOP in Virginia--you guys deserve the "butterfly ballot award" over this one--LOL.
     
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    Ouch, that's gotta sting.
     
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    Disgruntled third party candidate here we come.
     
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    :badgrin::badgrin: Well you've got to admit--this is the icing on the cake. This news gets out that they never scrutinized ballots previously and just dumped 6 GOP candidates over a law suit during the fall of this year--is probably--not going to make a lot of voters happy.

    Furthermore--you'll note that the DNC in this state actually helps ALL democrat candidates collect signatures--and here you have the State GOP knowing that they've got some serious trouble with the ballot this year--and just sits on their asse's and does nothing to help out--knowing that they are going to have to go through them with a magnifying glass. NOT GOOD.--and only 2 candidates make it on the ballot--LOL
     
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    It does have the smell of the same kind of election rigging antics that the GOP usually reserves for democrats.
     
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    That doesn't surprise me in the least. But--the problem here is the State GOP that set these regulations in place--didn't enforce them when they wrote them--went through a couple of election cycles--everything appeared to be going a long just fine. No one was getting booted off the primary--because they didn't meet one of the requirements--and now ALL of a sudden Virginia is finally enforcing it's own botched election regulations.

    They have disenfranchised thousands of voters in their own stew.
     
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    Now, Oreo, you have to look at this like a Newt Hater. It's all Newt's fault. Newt should have known that this crazy rule change was going to be tossed in at the last minute.

    I still think that this has a lot more to do with Establishment types trying to grease the skids for Romney, but whatever the cause, it's a terrible optic.
     
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    Can the folks in VA write in on a primary??
     

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