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These issues include duplicate signatures, invalid addresses and problems with petitions, Christopher Nolen, a lawyer for the state GOP, wrote in an Aug. 30 letter to Board of Elections Chairman Charles Judd.

“These problems display, at best, a stunning disregard for Virginia law,” Mr. Mullins said. “Mr. Goode owes the citizens of Virginia an explanation about the irregularities in his petitions.”

“[P]lacing Goode’s name on the 2012 general election ballot would condone patent dishonesty and significantly undermine the integrity of Virginia’s elections,” wrote Mr. Nolen, adding that their review of Mr. Goode’s petitions is “ongoing.”

Many conservatives in the state have lauded Mr. Goode for his service but also remind the public that every vote for him is one that won’t go to Mr. Romney.

Virgil’s been very helpful to the conservative cause over the years, but unfortunately a vote for Virgil is a vote for Obamacare,” said Ben Marchi, former state director for the anti-tax advocacy group Americans for Prosperity. “His running can only do harm at this point.”

The elections board Tuesday also ruled that Libertarian Party candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein will appear on the ballot.