Here’s a letter the DPVA just sent out from Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder, a national champion for fair redistricting, on the importance of our… Read More »Holder: Help Protect the Vote in Virginia
Here are some of the bills being considered in the Virginia General Assembly that affect voting (courtesy of Project Vote). You can go to the… Read More »Virginia Voter Legislation 2/10/2015 Update
Here are some of the bills recently filed in the Virginia General Assembly that affect voting (courtesy of Project Vote). You can go to the… Read More »2015 Virginia Voter Legislation – Update
“Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington” Virginia’s 8th District Democratic Committee will hold its Kennedy-King Dinner to raise money for this fall’s statewide… Read More »Hon. John Lewis to Keynote Kennedy-King Dinner!
The governing body of the Democratic Party of Virginia is its State Central Committee. The Central Committee is composed of 24 members elected from each… Read More »DPVA State Central Committee Elections this Spring!
Fairfax’s bipartisan Commission on Election Process Improvement submitted its report to the County Board of Supervisors this week. The Commission focused on the issue of long voter… Read More »Fairfax Election Process Improvement Commission Reports
Voters can find their polling location by going to gottavote.com or vote.barackobama.com, or they can call 1-855-VOTE-213 (1-855-868-3213). Virginia has expanded the types of ID… Read More »Virginia Voters – What You Need to Know
October 15, 2012 – that’s it. Make sure that you, your family, friends, and fellow Democrats are registered to vote! Register to Vote – if… Read More »Virignia Voter Registration Deadline Monday
President Obama addresses the UN (can you imagine Romney standing up there – heaven help us), campaign rallies in Ohio and VIRGINIA, addressing Clinton’s Global… Read More »DNC Communications Update – 9/29/2012 – 36 days edition
Health care reform is real, Constitutional, and will benefit Virginians, and we need it now. Here’s Delegate Jennifer McClellan’s message: Right now families all over… Read More »Act Now for Affordable Health Care for Virginians
I will be joining the Virginia Young Democrats for their State Convention this weekend and giving a presentation on Delegate Selection, Sunday at 10:00 am… Read More »Virgina Young Democrats Convening this Weekend!
There will be a GOP presidential primary – of a sort – in Virginia on March 6, 2012, offering a choice between Mitt Romney and… Read More »Virginia Democrats shouldn’t vote in GOP primaries.
DPVA issued the following press release today regarding voter supression bills the GOP is pushing in the General Assembly. Go to Virginia’s Legislative Information Services page for more information on the specific bills and contact your delegate or state senator, here.Read More »Virginia Democrats Stand up to Voter Suppression Legislation
The DNC announced that the final night of the Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte’s football stadium, which can hold 70,000 people. The Convention also will be shortened to 3 days and the day before the convention starts will be a day to celebrate Virginia, and other southern states. For more Convention information, sign up for updates from this site and the official DNC Convention Site. Read More »2012 Democratic National Convention Opens Up
Federal District Judge John Gibney yesterday rejected the efforts by GOP Presidential candidates Perry, Gingrich, Santorum, and Huntsman to litigate their way onto the Virginia March 6, 2012 primary ballot. Each of the candidates had failed to comply with the Virginia statutory requirement that they obtain 10,000 signatures to qualify for the primary. In its Opinion, the Court held that their request for a preliminary injunction to place them on the ballot was barred by the equitable doctrine of laches – meaning that they waited too long to challenge the law, and a change at this time would disrupt the printing of the ballots and the primary process. “In essence, they played the game, lost, and then complained the rules were unfair.” Op. at 2. In doing so, the candidates “displayed an unreasonable and inexcusable lack of diligence.” Op. at 11.Read More »Judge to GOP Candidates: You Snooze, You Lose
Failed GOP Presidential Candidates Seek Federal Court Ruling that VA GOP, SBE Violated Voting Rights Act
After only Willard Romney and Ron Paul timely submitted the required 10,000 signatures (with 400 from each CD) to qualify for the Virginia GOP primary ballot, Rick Perry sued Virginia State Board of Elections (“SBE”) members (Judd, Bowers, and Palmer) and Republican Party of Va. (“RPVA”) Chair (Pat Mullins), in their official capacities, in federal court. Perry sought to litigate his way onto the ballot by having the Court issue an injunction prohibiting the SBE from enforcing the law and compelling the RPVA to place him on the ballot. Perry v. Judd, Civ. No. 3;11-cv-856-JAG (E.D. Va. Dec. 27, 2011). The Court invited the other GOP candidates to intervene, and Santorum, Gingrich, and Huntsman did so. The Court set a schedule requiring opening briefs to be filed on Jan. 6, responses on Jan. 11, and a hearing with live witnesses on Jan. 13. Here are some of the highlights of the briefs the parties filed yesterday.Read More »Failed GOP Presidential Candidates Seek Federal Court Ruling that VA GOP, SBE Violated Voting Rights Act
Too much is happening too fast for me to update this blog, so friend me (Frank Leone) on Facebook and/or follow me on twitter, @demrulz… Read More »Virginia GOP Primary Ballot Access Updates
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,… Read More »Cooch Wants to Change Rules to Help Loser GOP Candidates
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. … Read More »NOT Getting on the GOP Primary Ballot in Virginia
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… Read More »Getting on the Primary Ballot in Virginia