Tag: Virginia Republican primary

Donald Trump slams Virginia Republicans over primary loyalty oath

Those who wish to vote in the Virginia Republican Party presidential primary will have to sign a pledge that they are a member of the GOP.

Federal judge says state ballot-access law likely unconstitutional

A Richmond federal judge wrote today that the Virginia law requiring that persons who circulate petitions for primary candidates be state residents is likely to be held unconstitutional. The law was challenged by Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry and three other candidates who were excluded from the Virginia Republican primary ballot when they did not […]

ACLU weighs in on GOP primary loyalty oath issue

The ACLU of Virginia on Thursday sent a letter to leaders of the Virginia Republican Party asking them to drop a requirement that voters in the upcoming primary sign a pledge to support the Party’s nominee in this year’s presidential elections. If the requirement is not removed, the ACLU is prepared to file a lawsuit […]

Gingrich, Perry fail to qualify for Virginia GOP primary

It looks like the 2012 Virginia Republican presidential primary will be a two-horse race. The Republican Party of Virginia reported on its Twitter feed that Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich did not qualify for ballot access to the March 6 primary. That leaves former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas […]