A Rookie mistake we thought when Perry missed the Ballot, but Gingrich has been around the block a few years.
Political strategists know that one should make sure that signature are obtained by known supporters who are registered to vote in the state. Often one will ask for a voter ID or a drivers License A 10,000 requirement means at least 15,000 signatures Period.
Gingrich, Perry fail to qualify for GOP primary ballot in Virginia
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich failed to collect enough signatures to appear on the Virginia primary ballot, the Republican Party of Virginia announced Saturday morning.
Gingrich, as well as Texas Gov. Rick Perry, did not meet the state’s requirement of 10,000 signatures and, therefore, did not qualify for the ballot, the Virginia GOP said via Twitter.
The state GOP announced Perry’s failure to qualify late Friday.
3:09 a.m. | Updated Newt Gingrich will not appear on the Virginia presidential primary ballot, state Republican Party officials announced Saturday, after he failed to submit the required number of valid signatures to qualify.
The announcement was made on the Virginia Republican Party’s Twitter account. On Friday evening, the Republican Party of Virginia made a similar announcement for Governor Rick Perry of Texas.
VA GOP Tweet
After verification, RPV has determined that Newt Gingrich did not submit required 10k signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary.