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SarasotaRepub
12-23-2011, 08:55 PM
:rolleyes:

Did our side get all the retards??? (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/23/perry-ballot-petition-rejected-in-virginia/) :confused:




Posted by
CNN's Kevin Liptak

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will not appear on the Virginia primary ballot after submitting a petition that didn't meet the commonwealth's requirements, the Virginia Republican Party announced Friday.

In an announcement on their Twitter feed, the Virginia GOP wrote, "After verification, RPV has determined that Rick Perry did not submit the required 10k signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary."

Perry was one of four candidates who submitted ballot petitions Thursday to the Virginia State Board of Elections. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also submitted petitions.

That left three current candidates, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, without a place on the Virginia ballot.



What the hell is wrong with these idiots???

Wei Wu Wei
12-23-2011, 08:58 PM
Did our side get all the retards???

lol yes

SarasotaRepub
12-23-2011, 09:09 PM
I won't cut a Pol any slack on something like this. He wants to be POTUS and his organization is making amateur hour mistakes like this???

This is not acceptable.

Molon Labe
12-23-2011, 09:15 PM
Gingrich got less signatures than Perry in VA. Hope he doesn't come up short either.

Molon Labe
12-24-2011, 08:27 AM
I won't cut a Pol any slack on something like this. He wants to be POTUS and his organization is making amateur hour mistakes like this???

This is not acceptable.

Well get prepared to welcome Newt to the amateur hour then. Unbelievable.....

http://www.facebook.com/VirginiaGOP?sk=wall


Republican Party of Virginia
After verification, RPV has determined that Newt Gingrich did not submit required 10k signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary.


That's every major Republican on the stage except for two.

Something stinks.

Tecate
12-24-2011, 09:00 AM
Evidently somebody knows something that we don't.

linda22003
12-24-2011, 02:07 PM
Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann and Santorum are ALL off the ballot in Virginia. Good work, guys. :rolleyes:

Tecate
12-24-2011, 03:10 PM
Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann and Santorum are ALL off the ballot in Virginia. Good work, guys. :rolleyes:
Romney is the one getting the Wall St. money (last I heard) so perhaps the establishment desires a Romney vs. Obama race. Mega-banks and the fortune 100 ALWAYS get their man no matter what.

Either way, both are bought and paid for by special interests so regardless of who wins, we lose... But I could have told you that 3 years ago.

wwworkingguy
12-25-2011, 01:27 PM
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/24/gingrich-attacks-virginia-keeping-him-ballot/

Gingrich attacks Virginia for keeping him off ballot
Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s campaign attacked Virginia’s GOP primary election system on Saturday for keeping him off the state’s March 6 Super Tuesday ballot...

A preview of the Gingrich Pesidency..... a petulant spoiled arrogant brat.

:rotfl:

Janice
12-27-2011, 09:36 AM
http://i.imgur.com/scNHC.jpg

VA GOP Changed Ballot Access Rules Last Month (http://biggovernment.com/publius/2011/12/26/va-gop-changed-ballot-access-rules-last-month/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Governme nt%29)

There are currently many news stories and blog discussions about the Virginia presidential primary ballot access law. Some large blogs, such as Red State, have over 300 comments about the story. Some defend the current Virginia ballot access laws on the grounds that in past presidential elections, a fairly large number of Republican presidential primary candidates managed to qualify.

But what has not been reported is that in the only other presidential primaries in which Virginia required 10,000 signatures (2000, 2004, and 2008) the signatures were not checked. Any candidate who submitted at least 10,000 raw signatures was put on the ballot. In 2000, five Republicans qualified: George Bush, John McCain, Alan Keyes, Gary Bauer, and Steve Forbes. In 2004 there was no Republican primary in Virginia. In 2008, seven Republicans qualified: John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, and Alan Keyes.

The only reason the Virginia Republican Party checked the signatures for validity for the current primary is that in October 2011, an independent candidate for the legislature, Michael Osborne, sued the Virginia Republican Party because it did not check petitions for its own members, when they submitted primary petitions. Osborne had no trouble getting the needed 125 valid signatures for his own independent candidacy, but he charged that his Republican opponent’s primary petition had never been checked, and that if it had been, that opponent would not have qualified. The lawsuit, Osborne v Boyles, cl 11-520-00, was filed in Bristol County Circuit Court. It was filed too late to be heard before the election, but is still pending. The effect of the lawsuit was to persuade the Republican Party to start checking petitions. If the Republican Party had not changed that policy, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry would be on the 2012 ballot.

Read more here. (http://www.ballot-access.org/2011/12/25/virginia-2011-independent-candidate-for-legislature-has-big-impact-on-2012-presidential-primary/)

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This has the feel of a GOP/Mittwitt partnership here. We know who the GOP wants. Its common practice in many places that if the candidate submits barely more than the minimum, say 12,000 in this case, that when they start reviewing signatures they just eliminate 2,001 of them. Then you don't even have the minimum and you're not on the ballot. Many people sign petitions that are not registered voters, or that party affiliation, or have different addresses than the voter rolls, which are often outdated. Whole sheets of signatures can get tossed if they are not signed or notarized properly, etc. But they changed the rules of engagement this year to ensure the GOP "pick" ... or prick. And no doubt the Dems fav "prick" too.