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RTD p0litical reporter Wesley Hester reports that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuchinelli wants to lower Virginia’s presidential primary signature requirement to 100 per congressional district, and make the change retroactive to help the GOP candidates who didn’t make it on the ballot (including his apparent favorite Rick Santorum). Cooch also noted the possibility of “a..
Frontloading HQ had an excellent Christmas Eve post on the “final” GOP Delegate Selection Rules. The Democratic Party has long insisted on proportional allocation of delegates (to candidates exceeding a 15% threshold), while GOP contests have traditionally been winner-take-all. This year, the early (pre-April 1, 2012) contests are supposed to be proportional, but with a lot..
Ballot Access News and Republican blogger Moe Lane have a fascinating take on the failure of GOP loser candidates to get on Virginia’s primary ballot. The bottom line is that, although Va. Code sec. 24.2-545.B requires candidates seeking access to Virginia’s presidential primary ballot to submit 10,000 signatures of “qualified voters,” including 400 per Congressional District, in the..
There’s been a lot of press today on the failure of nearly all of the Republican presidential candidates to qualify for the March 6, 2012 Virginia GOP presidential primary, leaving Republican voters with the “choice” of Romney or Paul. President Obama was the only candidate to qualify for the Democratic primary, so that primary will be cancelled and..
The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee (RBC) met this afternoon and gave final approval to state delegate selection plans. The Co-Chairs also have granted various technical changes to the plans. All state plans are now in compliance.
One of the most important groups within the Democratic National Committee is the Association of State Democratic Chairs (ASDC), which consists of each state’s party chair, first vice chair, and executive director. The ASDC meets four times a year and just concluded its winter meeting here in Las Vegas. Over the past three days, the..
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I was proud to represent Virginia on the Democratic National Committee for 12 years. I am in DC now, but still active in voter protection and Democratic Party rules. More about me, click here.