►Perry Campaign Sues to Get on Virginia BallotSubmitted by goldenequity on Tue, 12/27/2011 - 22:17
"Virginia ballot access rules are among the most onerous and are particularly problematic in a multicandidate election,” said Perry campaign Communications Director Ray Sullivan in a statement.
“We believe that the Virginia provisions unconstitutionally restrict the rights of candidates and voters by severely restricting access to the ballot, and we hope to have those provisions overturned or modified to provide greater ballot access to Virginia voters and the candidates seeking to earn their support."
The Virginia Board of Elections has said that, barring a court order, the ballot is set.
The legal challenge is seeking to both
get Perry’s name on the ballot and
to rule the state’s ballot access requirements unconstitutional.
Perry’s campaign noted that only 119,034 Virginians voted in the 2008 Republican primary, making the 10,000 signature requirement “unrealistic and onerous.”