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Old 02-09-2012, 11:48 AM
 
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For those who would like to vote for Gingrich or Santorum:

Since only Romney and Paul are on the ballot, will you vote for one of them? If so, which? Or will you not vote?
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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Why are some of the candidates NOT on the ballot? I don't have a dog in this fight and I don't even live in VA, but I read this and was
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:09 PM
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Why are some of the candidates NOT on the ballot? I don't have a dog in this fight and I don't even live in VA, but I read this and was
Because Virginia like most states have a criteria that a candidate must meet/accomplish in order to be on the ballot. Some candidates failed to do so and are therefore excluded from the ballot. If you don't like the available choices then don't vote, it is better than voting for a candidate that you don't believe in.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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Because Virginia like most states have a criteria that a candidate must meet/accomplish in order to be on the ballot. Some candidates failed to do so and are therefore excluded from the ballot.
I did not know that...interesting. You learn something new every day!
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:55 AM
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Come this November, Vote! You may not like either parties candidate but voting gives you the moral right to complain about who got into office..
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I wonder how many people vote for the candidate who they think is least likely to beat their party's candidate? That's what I did in the last election cycle. I voted in the "other" party's primary.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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For those who would like to vote for Gingrich or Santorum:

Since only Romney and Paul are on the ballot, will you vote for one of them? If so, which? Or will you not vote?
Can you do a write-in vote in Virginia?
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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There are no write-ins in Virginia for this election.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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Please note that this is, technically, not an election. The Republican party (as well as all political parties) have the right to decide their selected nominee on their own. Essentially, the head of the party could just select a name. This is what normally happens in the Libertarian and Green parties. And this year, the Democrats have already decided who they are nominating (Obama, of course). The Republicans (long, long ago) decided they'd like American people input, and elected to have primaries in all of the states to help them decide the candidate to select. The Republican party faction in each state makes up their own rules for inclusion in the primary, as well as how the votes get allocated to the delegates at the convention.

Thus, no "write-in's", as this is not, technically, an official election.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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No Gingrich or Santorum supporters want to answer the question? I see these choices:
a. Vote for my second choice.
b. Vote strategically - in this case, vote for Paul to keep delegates from Romney.
c. Don't vote.
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