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March 6 VA Republican Presidential Primary, your 4 voting options
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Posted on 02/27/2012 12:41:30 PM PST by Gopher Broke

On March 6th, the Republican Party of Virginia will be holding its Presidential Primary at your local polling precincts. Polls open just like regular voting times, 6am to 7pm.

You have 4 choices: Vote for Romney, vote for Paul, stay home/don't vote or show up and do an "undervote".

Please do go to the polls and vote, if possible. More votes at the poll show more Republican strength.

An undervote allows you to vote (in person or absentee) by showing up, pressing the VOTE button without choosing either candidate. Some might consider it a "protest vote" or a "blank" vote, if you choice is not on the ballot but it counts as a vote in the Republican primary, without adding a vote to either candidate on the ballot.

You are NOT allowed to do a write-in in a Virginia Primary.


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KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt; newtgingrich; presidential; primary; republican; romney; ronpaul; santorum; supertuesday; va; virginia

1 posted on 02/27/2012 12:41:35 PM PST by Gopher Broke
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To: Gopher Broke
You are NOT allowed to do a write-in in a Virginia Primary.

I wonder what happens if you do it anyway, is your ballot just discarded? (might be fun for a protest anyway) Or is the one of those all electronic ballots where there is just physically no way to do it.

2 posted on 02/27/2012 12:46:23 PM PST by apillar
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To: apillar
I wonder what happens if you do it anyway, is your ballot just discarded?

Paper ballots (in the precincts that use them) are discarded. Electronic voting will not have that as an option.

3 posted on 02/27/2012 12:49:44 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Gopher Broke

I will either undervote or vote for Paul.


4 posted on 02/27/2012 12:50:56 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Gopher Broke

Virginia has voting machines, no ballots, unless you have voted absentee.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 12:52:22 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Gopher Broke

Virginia has voting machines, no ballots, unless you have voted absentee.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 12:52:26 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Gopher Broke

One could vote strategically for Ron Paul to stop Romney. That is what I am going to do.


7 posted on 02/27/2012 12:53:15 PM PST by Dave W
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To: apillar

I won’t do it. If I remember right they gave under votes to
Al Gore because they “knew” that was the person the under voters wanted.

Vote for Ron Paul. He isn’t going to get the election period. But giving him Virginia will send a message to GOP.

WE DO NOT WANT ROMNEY! PERIOD


8 posted on 02/27/2012 12:53:35 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: ConfidentConservative

I plan to vote for Ron Paul in the Virginia primary, but I’m going to feel like the world’s biggest jackass if that doofus ends up getting the repugnican nomination...


9 posted on 02/27/2012 1:03:28 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: WayneS

Agreed. I’ll be in the same boat. I am NOT voting for Romney.


10 posted on 02/27/2012 1:09:06 PM PST by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: iceskater

Concur, will vote for Paul (to stop Romney)


11 posted on 02/27/2012 1:15:49 PM PST by pajama pundit
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To: apillar

I’m voting Paul and so is my just turned 18 year old daughter!


12 posted on 02/27/2012 1:17:15 PM PST by albie
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To: apillar

I voted a couple weeks ago because I won’t be around on the 6th. The absentee ballot has 2 boxes. You could write someone else in on some blank part of the paper I guess, but it would be a waste, because the people at the voting places won’t pay any attention to it, and really don’t care if you’re protesting anything.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 1:30:49 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: org.whodat

In my precinct, there is only one electronic voting machine. I wanted to use it last election but told it was not working (the precinct plugged it into a non-working outlet).


14 posted on 02/27/2012 1:35:42 PM PST by WayneH (STCM USN Retired - Lifetime Cardinals fan)
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To: WayneH
LOL, are you from dant/??? That is a joke!!
15 posted on 02/27/2012 1:37:33 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: COBOL2Java

I encourage the undervote. You can believe that they look at that.
Rarely is just the Presidential candidates on the ballot. There are down ballot that are even more important than the Pres.

Research them and crawl over broken glass to vote the best man in each race to go up in November.

The candidates will notice how many signed up to vote and will see the undervote for the Pres. race as a “none of the above” vote.


16 posted on 02/27/2012 2:25:28 PM PST by The Bat Lady (Vote, but also watch the counting. Volunteer at the polls.)
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To: The Bat Lady

In Virginia, the presidential primary is the ONLY thing being voted on for Super Tuesday.

We have ANOTHER primary in early June for all our other things (Senate and congressional races, etc.).

I will definitely be out to vote. I was going to do the undervote, but I am now seriously considering voting for Ron Paul, in the hopes he can take my district and cost Romney some delegates.


17 posted on 02/27/2012 2:37:56 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I’m definitely voting for Ron Paul here in Virginia. Its my way of voting against Romney. I encourage all Virginians to do the same.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 3:06:35 PM PST by tirednvirginia
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To: ConfidentConservative

Undervoting will accomplish the same goal, without giving a boost to the insufferable Paul supporters.


19 posted on 02/28/2012 8:21:11 PM PST by annieflies (I will vote for the NOMINEE.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Thanks for the heads up, Gopher Broke. Sounds like a great plan! I hope all Freepers will contact friends and run this by them. Otherwise a lot of Virginians will not be going to the polls tomorrow.


20 posted on 03/05/2012 10:28:39 AM PST by Perseverando
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To: pajama pundit
With that logic, then, tomorrow, people in Ohio should vote for Santorum, to STOP ROMNEY. (Santorum being the closest conservative to beat Romney in that state).

I like your logic.

21 posted on 03/05/2012 7:06:01 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Power up the ROMNEYBOT-ZAPPER. FR is going to need it. These folks will start appearing like maggots)
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To: pajama pundit
With that logic, then, tomorrow, people in Ohio should vote for Santorum, to STOP ROMNEY. (Santorum being the closest conservative to beat Romney in that state).

I like your logic.

22 posted on 03/05/2012 7:28:45 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Power up the ROMNEYBOT-ZAPPER. FR is going to need it. These folks will start appearing like maggots)
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To: COBOL2Java
I will either undervote or vote for Paul.

I do not live in VA but I would never, ever vote for an anti-American like cut and run Paul.
23 posted on 03/06/2012 12:13:24 PM PST by rideharddiefast
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