Gary Johnson Grassroots Blog

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

UPDATED 9/4 Who's Afraid Of Gary Johnson? Mittens And The GOP Part VI (Virginia)

EDITOR'S NOTE 9/4 - The Virginia State Board of Elections has rejected the GOP challenge and said that the Johnson campaign has met the standard of achieving 10,000 valid signatures, including at least 400 from each of the Commonwealth's 11 congressional districts and is qualified to be on the ballot.

The GOP could pursue this further in court but as of now Gary Johnson will be on the ballot in the Old Dominion.

Yup, the GOP is crying foul again, this time in Virginia.

Fortunately for the Johnson campaign, like Iowa now, their beef is with the Commonwealth if they wish to pursue legal action.

Stay tuned to the Gary Johnson Grassroots Blog for updates on whether the GOP decides to continue their frivolous "serial challenges" and add the Old Dominion to the list.

Ballot Access News
On August 22, the Virginia State Board of Elections notified the Libertarian Party of Virginia in an e-mail that the party has enough valid signatures, statewide and in each district. Furthermore, two days later, the Libertarians turned in even more signatures.

However, on August 31, an attorney representing the Republican Party of Virginia notified the Board that the party believes the vast majority of the Libertarian petition signatures are invalid. Virginia has no procedure for any outside group to challenge a finding of elections officials that a petition is sufficient. If the Virginia Republican Party wishes to dispute the finding of the Board, it must sue the Board. The Libertarians had turned in approximately 16,000 signatures. The law requires 10,000, with 400 in each U.S. House district.

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