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  •  Can't see Cuccinelli letting Goode stay on ballot. (2+ / 0-)
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    "Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -Benjamin Franklin

    by hotdamn on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 04:21:41 AM PDT

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    •  he can't stop it. (5+ / 0-)

      Virgil turned in 20000 signatures, and only a few percent seem questionable (he needs 10000).   Don't see how he can stop it.

    •  Perhaps but (7+ / 0-)

      I would have to think that Cuccinelli would see those very Virgil Goode conservatives as being part of his own base and does he want to be the one responsible for shutting them out? In other words, if he too starts to perceive that Mitt is a loser, does he really want to hitch his own future star to that wagon?

      One other factor is that if Mitt continues to display flop sweat and be as defensive as he is being, some Republicans will inevitably stay home out of disgust. Mitt could wreck some havoc on the down races by having absolutely no coattails. This could put Cuccinelli in a great position for running for the Senate after he does one term as Governor (in his mind). A Mitt loss wouldn't be all that bad for Cuccinelli in my mind.

      “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

      by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 04:38:24 AM PDT

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      •  We'll see... (4+ / 0-)
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        Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II’s office declined to comment on the status of the probe, but Virginia Republicans made clear Tuesday that the issue is far from settled.

        “Even before our letter, the attorney general was conducting a criminal investigation into issues with Mr. Goode’s petitions,” said Virginia GOP chairman Pat Mullins.

        “We have simply reported to the SBE additional systemic problems that warrant review. These problems display, at best, a stunning disregard for Virginia law. Mr. Goode owes the citizens of Virginia an explanation about the irregularities in his petitions.”

        The Virginia GOP will put up a spirited fight, for sure. And Cuccinelli is a Romney surrogate.

        When it comes to voting malfeasance, the GOP is king. So, we'll see.

        "Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -Benjamin Franklin

        by hotdamn on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 05:00:46 AM PDT

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      •  Conservative family dispute (2+ / 0-)
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        You make a good point that Cuccinelli is likely to see the Goode supporters as potential supporters for him, should he find himself in a race without their party in it.

        At the same time, he can't offend Republicans, either.

        I bet he'll go overboard trying to look scrupulously fair, but eventually acknowledging that there are enough legitimate signatures. (I'm assuming that Goode has indeed obtained enough.)

        Let a judge make the final call.

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