Skip to comments.Fiasco: Bachmann, Huntsman, Santorum fail to make Virginia ballot
Posted on 12/22/2011 6:14:28 PM PST by TBBT
Thats not even the worst part. The worst part is that Perry and Gingrich, either one of whom could still become the Great Grassroots Hope against Romney, might not have qualified either. You need 10,000 signatures to make the ballot but 15,000 are recommended since a bunch are bound to be thrown out as false or duplicative as the petitions are scrutinized. You also need at least 600 signatures from each of Virginias 11 congressional districts. Romney submitted 16,026 and Ron Paul submitted 14,361. Perrys total: 11,911. Gingrichs: 11,050. If they end up getting bounced, the Republican primary ballot for one of Americas key swing states will consist exclusively of Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.
Larry Sabato expects the state GOP will turn a blind eye to any signature problems on Perrys or Gingrichs petitions. Ill bet. Question for political junkies, then: How could Bachmann, Huntsman, and Santorum have failed this epically? Is it a simple matter of lacking the resources to put people in the field collecting signatures or is it a sign of deep organizational dysfunction that should rightly disqualify them from the race?
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You misunderstood me, I don’t think the process if fishy...I think the reporting is fishy.
I’m not going to be surprised if it is inaccurate...maybe, maybe not, but I want to see some other news confirmation.
Great. The Professional Politicians have been doing such a good job over the years. /sarc
How does Ron Paul get that many signatures? Nevermind. Sheesh.
Rove is PAID to ensure his candidates have easy elections as possible.
Hire me and my firm and you will have no surprises.
Campain managers are not able to keep a job is any smuck can upstage them with mere grassroots.
Fox News has turned into Romney Campaign Headquarters. It is disgusting
I’ll vote for the GOP candidate opposing 0bama. Purism, teaching a lesson, voting third party, staying home, being influenced by the October Surprise all will lead to another 0 term. Needless to say, we can’t afford that as a nation.
I did misunderstand you and the source of the information could very well have a vested interest. It is true that, when it comes to politics, everything we hear is going to be geared to creating an impression.
Newt made the ballot..he is IN ...GOOOOOOOOO NEWT!!!!
According to CNN
10 hours ago
Gingrich secures spot on Virginia ballot
CNN Political Producer Shawna Shepherd
Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Newt Gingrich is campaigning in his home state Thursday after collecting 10,000 signatures needed to get on Virginia’s primary ballot.
According to his campaign, they met the threshold yesterday but Gingrich told party faithful at a state GOP fundraising breakfast they expect to deliver petitions this afternoon with anywhere from 12,000-14,000 signatures.
A Gingrich spokesperson said the visit to Virginia was to help “push us over the top” and demonstrate the campaign’s ground game capabilities compared to well-funded Mitt Romney.
“It’s a demonstration that Gingrich is outrunning Romney in states beyond Iowa,” said press secretary R.C. Hammond.
As all of the Republican presidential candidates race to meet Virginia’s Thursday deadline, a new poll out Wednesday shows Gingrich topping Romney in the state ( http://on.cnn.com/w09wtS).
The Virginia primary is on March 6, Super Tuesday.
Exactly!! I don’t see how anyone with common sense could think any other way nit, but it’s astounding to see how many do. Obama’s counting on them.
quote from Politico:
Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum all failed to meet the requirements for the Virginia ballot, according to the state’s Board of Elections.
Of the 2012 GOP hopefuls, just Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Perry submitted the required number of signatures today.
Virginia primary is March 6.....by then, usually, these things are decided....but it’s a weird year.
Yes - NEVER vote for Paul, joke or not. Those folks who don’t want Romney should do a write-in - a primary’s the time for that.
For God’s sake - no Ron Paul EVER. He’s clueless on Islam, delusional about Iran and would endanger us (and Israel) as much ad BHO.
I will never vote for Ron Paul.
I hope you’re right, but is the word on all that really getting out to enough folks? The MSM seems to delight in promoting Paul and his fanatics don’t care anyway. Heck, they agree with everything he’s ever uttered anyway. He SHOULD be exposed on all this. As hard as he’s been on Newt, Newt should go after him on every one of these things. Ron Paul is a snake in the grass.
Wait...am I not seeing something? Didn’t it say that Perry got over 11,000? So isn’t that over the required 10,000?
They have to verify the names to make sure they are valid names and that they aren’t tv characters, comic strip names, dead people, etc.
It wouldn’t be hard for a campaign worker to falsify information to screw over a candidate.
You’re so right - a re-elected BHO would be death for our republic.
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