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Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:15 PM

Virginia Attorney General Drops Effort to Get GOP Candidates on Primary Ballot

Virginia's top lawyer on Sunday announced he will not proceed with his plan to file emergency legislation to change the Virginia law that has kept most of the GOP candidates off the primary ballot, the Richmond-Times Dispatch reports.

"I obviously feel very strongly that Virginia needs to change its ballot-access requirements for our statewide elections," Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said in a statement.

"However, after working through different scenarios with Republican and Democratic leaders to attempt to make changes in time for the 2012 presidential election, my concern grows that we cannot find a way to make such changes fair to the Romney and Paul campaigns that qualified even with Virginia's burdensome system.

"A further critical factor that I must consider is that changing the rules midstream is inconsistent with respecting and preserving the rule of law something I am particularly sensitive to as Virginia's attorney general."

More at: http://news.yahoo.com/virginia-attorney-general-drops-effort-gop-candidates-primary-095542634.html

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Reply Virginia Attorney General Drops Effort to Get GOP Candidates on Primary Ballot (Original post)
Zorro Jan 2012 OP
beyurslf Jan 2012 #1
Politicalboi Jan 2012 #2
my2sense Jan 2012 #3
cthulu2016 Jan 2012 #9
freshwest Jan 2012 #4
Tx4obama Jan 2012 #5
Gman Jan 2012 #6
Happyhippychick Jan 2012 #7
cthulu2016 Jan 2012 #8
eppur_se_muova Jan 2012 #10
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2012 #11

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:16 PM

1. Somebody got a scolding....

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:19 PM

2. Changing the rules midstream is inconsistent with respecting and preserving the rule of law

WTF! Rule of law means NOTHING to these people. Just look at 2000.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:21 PM

3. Good

Everyone SHOULD play by the same set of laws. Introduce legislation to change the rules - midstream? The fact that he considered this effort is disturbing.

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Response to my2sense (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 11:36 PM

9. I guarantee you that Cucinelli doesn't support Paul or Romney

Narrow self-interested BS belatedly meets reality.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:25 PM

4. What, an outbreak of sanity there? EOM, we hope.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:26 PM

5. If he respected the rule of law then he wouldn't have had a plan to file emergency legislation


in the first place.

LOL



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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:44 PM

6. OMG! They're using common sense!

I can't handle this from Repubs!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 11:32 PM

7. In other words: the whole world is watching.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 11:34 PM

8. Or, in other words...

It was some reflexive partisan bullshit because my moron candidate couldn't bother to get on the ballot, but after a real lawyer explained to me that it was stupid and impossible I decided to drop it.

Plus, Karl Rove left a dead fish on my porch.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 12:36 PM

10. It wasn't all laziness ...

some of them were just more focused on other "income streams" ...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 12:40 PM

11. I see the RepubliCON establishment is now rallying behind Romney,

accepting that he'll be their candidate. The corporate powers are now putting pressure on the Teabaggers to give in to Romney.

It's going to be great watching the 'baggers get thrown under the bus. And that's what they get for going along with the RepubliCON corporatist agenda.

Racist fucks!!

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