Va. presidential ballot certification to be challenged

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“The system has been in place for a long time and the ballot requirements [are] well known,” he said.

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, who is planning to run for governor in 2013, also expressed disappointment in the development in the most recent version of his newsletter, saying the threshold should be reduced to 100 signatures per congressional district.

“Let’s face it, absent a serious write-in challenge from some other candidate, Virginia won’t be nearly as ‘fought over’ as it should be in the midst of such a wide open nomination contest,” he wrote. “Our own laws have reduced our relevance. … I hope our new GOP majorities will fix this problem so that neither party confronts it again.”

The State Board of Elections is scheduled Wednesday to draw certified candidates’ names from a hat to determine the order in which they will appear on the ballot.

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