Wednesday, November 28, 2007

GOP demands vow of fealty for votes

By Libby

What is it with the GOP and loyalty oaths? It seems like you need to sign one to do anything that they're involved in these days but this is really over the top.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- If you're planning to vote in Virginia's February Republican presidential primary, be prepared to sign an oath swearing your Republican loyalty.

The State Board of Elections on Monday approved a state Republican Party request to require all who apply for a GOP primary ballot first vow in writing that they'll vote for the party's presidential nominee next fall.

It's unenforceable of course and probably arises from a fear that Democrats and Independents will vote for Ron Paul in the primary and then vote Democratic in the general election but it smacks of such desperation that you can almost smell the sweat.

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