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“Time is of the essence,” he said. “As time goes by, it gets harder and harder to change anything about the ballot because of these tough deadlines.”
Mr. Pascoe argued that legislators could easily work out a solution prior to convening on Jan. 11 so that legislation would be ready to be approved on Day 1.
The deadline for mailing absentee ballots is Jan. 21 - or 45 days before the election. The date gives any potential remedy less than a month to be adopted.
House Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox, Colonial Heights Republican, said that while there was no harm in taking a long-term look at overhauling the rules, the General Assembly would be hard-pressed to do something under such a short time frame.
“I think it’s always a mistake to rush into something,” he said. “I just don’t see it happening.”
The elections board on Wednesday also approved the ballot order for the Republican primary in a random drawing that determined Mr. Paul’s name will appear first. Mr. Perry had asked the court for an injunction preventing the drawing.
The board also approved a Republican Party of Virginia “primary pledge,” whereby voters in the primary must sign a form pledging that they intend to support the Republican nominee for president before they are allowed to vote.
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