Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Patch live blogged the GOP primary returns, local voter turnout and more starting Tuesday evening.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Voter turnout was expected to be light this year in the Republican presidential primary battle in Virginia, in part because only Congressman Ron Paul and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney were on the ballot. Patch discussed voter turnout, posted election results as they come in and took your comments and questions Tuesday evening.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Virginia's Independent voters go for Romney or Santorum over Obama.
Virginians aren’t happy with the choices on the GOP ballot for the Republican presidential primary coming up on March 6, according to a new poll conducted by Christopher Newport University. Conducted for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the statewide survey shows that 57 percent of Republicans and Independents are not happy with the choices. The university’s Wason Center for Public Policy conducted the survey of 1,018 registered voters from Feb. 4-13. The candidates on the Super Tuesday ballot are former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum did not turn in enough signatures required to get onto the ballot in Virginia. In the survey, a proposed …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Will Virginia's Gingrich and Santorum backers sandbag Mitt Romney by voting for Ron Paul? One political observer thinks it's a possibility.
With three recent wins by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum this week making the GOP presidential primary more competitive, has Super Tuesday and Virginia's role taken on more significance? And with only two contenders on the ballot, where does that leave those who wanted to vote for Santorum or former Speaker Newt Gingrich? "Probably the best that Romney's conservative opponents can hope for is to somewhat embarrass him by giving some substantial support to Paul," said Mark J. Rozell, professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. "Virginia is unusual this year in that only two candidates qualified to be on the ballot—Mitt Romney and Ron Paul," he noted. In less than a month, Virginians will vote in the GOP presidential …