Some Virginia Republican Candidates Were Willing to Stand in Line for Four Hours or More in Order to be Listed First on the Primary Ballot

This Washington Post story reveals that several Republican candidates for statewide office in this year’s Virginia primaries were willing to stand in line for hours. They thought being first in line meant they would be listed first on the ballot. As the story explains, however, those who did so were wasting their time, because state officials interpreted the law to mean that everyone who was there at noon on March 13 essentially tied with everyone else who was there at that hour. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the link.


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