Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Perry Sues Virginia Over Ballot Exclusion

And from all I've posted the last couple of days, he probably has a pretty good case to stand on (Fox News, via Doug Powers at MM).

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign announced Tuesday it will file a lawsuit in an attempt to get on the ballot for Virginia’s Republican presidential primary.

Perry failed to qualify for the ballot after the Republican Party of Virginia said his campaign had not filed the required 10,000 signatures.

“Virginia ballot access rules are among the most onerous and are particularly problematic in a multi-candidate election,” Perry campaign communications director Ray Sullivan said in a statement published by National Journal.

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.”

Not to mention that no verification was done in previous elections, and the Virginia GOP made the change last month.  No write ins are allowed, either.

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