Virginia GOP to require loyalty oath from primary voters

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    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/29/virginia-gop-requires-loyalty-oath-from-primary-voters/

    Thoughts USMB?

    I cannot imagine this would be legally binding.
     
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    There's no such requirement here in the Commonwealth.
     
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    I think this kind of think is pointless. Most people who participate in Primaries are die hard partisans. And if they are such, they're already going to toe the line for whomever the nominee is anyway, or just not vote at all. Anyone who isn't a die hard partisan but decides they want to vote in the Primary anyway will simply say "Sure, whatever you say" and vote however they want in the General.

    So all in all, it's mostly silly. Though I think it's also a bit pathetic. It just goes to show what's most important to these people. Party over all else.
     
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    I saw the story.... I work in VA but don't live here... but I have not had any of my registered REP co-workers or friends confirm this is true
     
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    Horse puckey

    Plenty of primary voters are not "die hard partisans"... the primary is for helping choose the nominees... I would be an independent, but I do register REP to be able to vote in the primary for just that reason... and I have voted for both DEMs and REPs for various offices up for election
     
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    There is no such requirement in the Commonwealth, assbreath. Don't believe everything you read on the Internets, you ignorant inbred.
     
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    I think that is bad form. Your Vote is Your Property. Not the Party's, not the States. It is a bad idea.
     
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    Didn't we hear this same crap during the 2010 elections.?

    good grief
     
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    It looks like some kind of effort to stop democrats from sabotaging the republican primary.
     
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    I guess the GOP figured that since they stayed loyal to the pledge they signed for Grover Norquist, they could ask the same of the voters.

    This is proof that the GOP is nervous about their current candidates going up against Obama.
     
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