Perry Sues About VA Balloting Laws

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  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Jeez. First Gingrich making noises about a suit and now Perry. I agree that having just two choices on the ballot is ridiculous, but it’s not like the criteria weren’t known before and haven’t been met by people as marginal as Alan Keyes, Dennis Kucinich, and Lyndon LaRouche. This is really whiny.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Interesting analysis here that suggests that a federal suit is the wrong way to go:

    http://northernvirginialawyer.blogspot.com/2011/12/provoking-virginia-election-law-legal.html

  • Now that Bob Moses is running for chair of LCDC we can get real change to the process.

  • D-33 says:

    Its interesting that a conservative who argues the rule of law and another who rails against federal court intervention in a state matter (10th amendment anyone?) are talking about suing the Commonwealth. These are signs their campaign organization is weak, not that Virginia’s law was too tough.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Brian, that is actually worse for the LCDC than Evan MacBeth!

    D-33 makes a great point.

  • Fred says:

    Isn’t Bob Moses the gentleman that rips down Republican campaign signs?

  • liz says:

    Actually, Fred, he rips down everybody’s signs when they are placed illegally. And he’s got the county’s permission to do it. He occasionally will mistake a legally placed sign for an illegally placed one, but to his credit, he replaces them when he does so.

    It’s not his fault that it is predominantly Republicans who place their signs illegally.

  • BlackOut says:

    What Liz said. Moses takes a ton of signs down all year round.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    That’s not what I recall with Homebrew in 2007. I’m glad he picks up illegal road trash, but I think it’s getting a little fishy when a political party officer is an official road spam cleaner. Too much potential for preferential treatment.

  • liz says:

    Back in ’07, he wasn’t an official road-spam remover. He is one now*.

    There is nothing stopping Republicans from taking the class and getting official approval for removing all those signs.

    There’s nothing stopping Republicans from declining to place signs illegally, either. But as this thread seems to imply, many Republicans seem to think that the rules shouldn’t apply to them. 10, 000 signatures (with addresses) state-wide including 400 from each area? Not a terribly high bar, I would have thought.

    Going back to signs for a moment, anyone here friends with Andrews? His (legally placed) signs are still up on the construction site at the intersection of Waxpool and Ashburn Village Blvd.

    *Please do not take my defense of Moses’s sign-removal activities as an endorsement of him for LCDC office. I will not be rejoining and have no preference between him and Evan MacBeth.

  • G.Stone says:

    Mr. Moses has removed signs from private property using his position with the county as some kind excuse to do so. Because he has the right to remove “illegal ” signs does not give him the right to venture onto private property. He has done so, he has been caught several times, and he should be ashamed.

    Having said that, I suggest all Loudoun County Dems get behind Bob Moses as their new LCDC Chair, he is exactly what the LCDC needs. Go Bob !

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    So Stone, you’re whining over at NVTH about how you can’t get on to TC, yet you just commented and I have six pages of comments from this IP. What’s the deal?

  • G.Stone says:

    Read my email(s). I rest my case.

    PS. You have a memory issue. Re-read the recent emails.you should feel foolish about having again allowed your knee to out work your mind.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Email read and responded to. Once again you make a mountain out of a molehill when you apparently never had a problem accessing TC in the first place, or if you did, it was on your end, not ours.

  • Independent Voter says:

    Can you believe it, there are still BIG signs scattered around the county? I recently saw a huge Ramadan sign in the Rt. 7, Dranesville junction area.

  • liz says:

    Vivian Paige is reporting that Perry only got around 2000 signatures, and that the judge threw out his case.

    Newt’s staff committed fraud.

    I think I need to make some popcorn and settle in to watch.

  • Chris Kachouroff says:

    The 4th Circus will yawn longer than this case will sit on its docket. I tried a very similar suit in the EDVA in 2010 for a libertarian candidate and the 4th Circus upheld the district court’s denial. (No, I am not a libertarian.)

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    I’m still waiting for Chris Kachouroff to run for something statewide! This guy was the star of the RPV Advance in 2007 speaking for Ron Paul.

  • mosborn says:

    Not particularly on-topic, but I figured I’d save Vincent the trouble of having to toot his own horn.

    http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2135046/perry-goes-negative-twitter-ads

    Although I still wouldn’t want to hang my professional hat anywhere near Perry. Hopefully for Vincent, the absence of Perry’s mug from the homepage of http://www.desmoinesregister.com today was purely a financial decision…and not just a case of not getting inventory purchased quickly enough.

    (big win for the OFA digital team IMO)

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