Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Virginia to GOP lawyers: no dice.

Virginia elections officials reject out of hand the preposterous efforts by the GOP to keep third parties off the ballot.

But we're all on the same team, right libertarians whine.  We're only trying to force you off the ballot for your own good.  Have some cheese with it.

6 comments:

kavips said...

YaY... even in Virginia , the GOP is not above the law... Hooray....

kavips said...

YaY... even in Virginia , the GOP is not above the law... Hooray....

kavips said...

YaY... even in Virginia , the GOP is not above the law... Hooray....

Eric Dondero said...

Umm, okay Stephen. Would you prefer that we not be on the same time? Libertarians and Libertarian Republicans as enemies? Would that be more beneficial for the libertarian movement?

It's interesting you never mentioned the Washington State LP's attempt to get Romney ejected from the ballot.

Eric Dondero said...

Oh, and btw, just for the record.

I collected 300 signatures today for Gary Johnson in a southern state, where he's very much in danger of not making the ballot. Yup, you're truly rode in on a white horse and pretty much saved the day. Probably another 300 tomorrow.

Oh, and I'M A REPUBLICAN.

Steve Newton said...

First, Eric, spell my goddamn name right if you want to play.

Second, I did cover Libertarians suing to take Mitt off the Washington ballot.

http://delawarelibertarian.blogspot.com/2012/08/campaign-quick-hits.html

Frankly, I think that was a good thing, if only to remind the GOP that has attacked our ballot access in Iowa, in Virginia, in Michigan, in Pennsylvania and elsewhere that two can play at this game.

Yeah, you personally go out and collect signatures for the Libertarian Party, and that's great. But the GOP is not interested in any partnership with the Libertarian Party that doesn't involved all Libertarians simply following the party line and voting en masse for their nominee.

I didn't decide to unleash lawsuit after lawsuit to keep GOP candidates off the ballot.

Here in Delaware, as nationally, the GOP has opposed Libertarian inclusion in debates, and has continually rigged the electoral process to shut out third parties.

Your party treats Libertarians the way the Democrats have treated African-Americans and LGBT voters for years--as a captive population to be scared with "vote for us or get the awful Democrats."

The truth is: Republicans in office have not been Libertarian at all on the national level.

Soon your so-called "libertarian Republicans" will face their own choice: continue to go along with a so-called "major party" that wants their input only once every four years, or follow their principles. If they have any.