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Face it, Ricky. Virginia just doesn't like you. To be completely honest, I can understand; I don't like you much either. I mean, I know I'm a Texas Liberal, and we pretty much dislike most elected officials in our state, but this is just ridiculous. If you couldn't get the signatures that you knew you needed to get on the ballot, then Virginia just doesn't like you. Either that, or your election campaign staff did a half-assed job about canvassing Virginia to get people to sign the petition. (Maybe they don't like you either.)

Can someone tell me if Perry's lawsuit has precedent, or is this just another sign of how the political situation in America has become increasingly akin to a bunch of seven-year-olds squabbling on a playground.

Date: 2011-12-29 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] athelind.livejournal.com

Date: 2011-12-29 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ebony14.livejournal.com
Point taken.

Date: 2011-12-29 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jcfiala.livejournal.com
He's got a little bit of precedent.

In 2008, Virginia just wanted you to show up with 10,000 signatures, and wouldn't check them, to get on the ballot. However, since then (I think in relation to a lawsuit relating to a 2010 election which hasn't been resolved yet - the lawsuit, not the election) they've changed it so that if you bring in 10,000 - 14,999 signatures they check them, and if you turn in 15,000, they don't bother checking.

Romney turned in 15,000, I think Ron Paul turned in less but his signatures were good, and Newt and Perry turned in 10,000+ but didn't have enough valid signatures after the check.

So, he did a good enough job, for 2008, but not for the way the rules are being followed now, and I think I read that this change in policy happened within the last six months or so.

On the other hand, it's hilarious.

Date: 2011-12-29 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamesovei.livejournal.com
And he was hung by his own party's tightening up of the voter registration rules.

As I keep sending out to assorted Congresscritters, don't pass or support legislation that can and will be used against you later.

Date: 2011-12-29 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] longshot14.livejournal.com
My personal favorite point from the articles about Perry filing suit for this?

He's shopping around for an ACTIVIST JUDGE.


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