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Eric Cantor is Technically Ineligible to Participate in the 7th Congressional District Convention

I am hearing from some friends via email and Facebook that there is a move afoot to disallow any voters that have supported a non-Republican candidate running against a Republican Candidate in the last 4 years. Once again, the slaters are looking to cheat the system.

According to the Republican Party Plan :

Article 1 Section A(2)

2. A voter who, subsequent to making a statement of intent, publicly supports a candidate in opposition to a
Republican nominee shall not be qualified for participation in party actions as defined in Article I for a period of four (4)

And that section would seem to indicate that anyone who supported any candidate against a Republican is not eligible to participate in any way in Republican Party actions, which would include Conventions.

And if the reports I am hearing are true, the rule must be applied evenly to all – regardless of who they happen to be.

A Washington Post article from October 14, 2011 (within the 4 year period in question) documents the following:

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) has been removed from his local Republican committee in Virginia.

So have state officials Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and House Speaker Bill Howell from theirs.

Every Republican who endorsed Del. Bill Janis (sic), the Republican turned independent who is running for the post of commonwealth’s attorney in Henrico County next month, is out.

The Republican Party of Virginia’s party plan says any Republican who supports a non-Republican in a contested race will be automatically removed from the rolls of his or her local committee, according to the state party’s executive director, Dave Rexrode.

And whom did Linwood Cobb support in that race? The Republican? Hmmm.

And just to jog the memories of those who so easily forget, Janus lost, the Republican lost and a Democrat now sits as Commonwealth Attorney in Henrico. And all those Republican Assistant Commonwealth Attorney’s were fired in favor of Democrats.

Cantor and his Slaters really hurt us with that one.

Now I read the entire Republican Party Plan – several times. And nowhere in the document does it exempt Eric Cantor.

So if the Slaters want to cheat the system again, they might want to be careful here. They need to play by their own rules. If the people I have heard from can’t participate, there is a good case to legally remove Eric Cantor from the Convention Process as well.

You Slaters need to stop working so hard to disenfranchise voters.

This War on Conservatives HAS to STOP!


About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

7 Responses to “Eric Cantor is Technically Ineligible to Participate in the 7th Congressional District Convention”

  1. Joshua Huffman says:

    I have found it curious that a fair number of Republican leaders don’t seem to be aware of the 2011 event you mention. However, I believe the rule change you write about took place in December of 2013, so it wouldn’t be particularly fair to retroactively apply that.

    • Tom White says:

      I am not sure when that was changed. I have a copy from 2009 that reads:
      3. In addition to the foregoing, to be in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, unless otherwise stipulated
      by the appropriate Official Committee, a person otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have participated in Virginia in
      the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party after March 1, 2004, or in the last five years, whichever
      is more recent.
      4. A single exception to Paragraph 3 shall be approved for a voter that renounces affiliation with any other party in
      writing, and who expresses in writing that he/she is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intends, at
      the time of the writing, to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future. Any voter that utilizes the
      foregoing exception, and thereafter participates in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party,
      shall not have the benefit of the exception identified in Paragraph 3 thereafter

      So a simple renouncement in writing was all that was required. I am sure this was in effect at the time because it was in an email discuaaing Bolling and his status in the Hanover Committee. Big stink about the rules. They wanted and eventually did sweep it under the rug.

      I did not support anyone in that even though I wanted to support Bill Janus.
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  2. Joshua Huffman says:

    OK. I meant that the whole timetable of being kicked out of the party for the next four years part, not the part about being kicked out of the party in general.

  3. W. S. Wright says:

    THE WHOLE DAMN THING IS A SCAM! Plain and Simple! Cantor has been in DC so long and has become so corrupted, how could he be of value to anybody except his select few?

    He no longer represents the values and desires of his district.

    OUST CANTOR!!!!!

  4. Mort Coleman says:

    I have determined that as a progressive Republican, Eric Cantor is no longer truly representing me. I have determined to support Dave Brat to replace Eric Cantor, and will work very hard to see that this happens. I have further determined I cannot vote for Eric Cantor just because he says he is Republican. During the term of Ronald Reagan, I really understood what it meant to be Republican, but George Bush, when he had the majority, did not act like a republican, he was too progressive. So as I have studied and read and become educated on the various systems, it seems to me that we have 2 parties in name, and 2 parties in philosophy. There are democrats and republicans, but for the country, and for the result to the country there are progressives (liberals and socialists) and conservatives (social and fiscal). I think I will just vote conservative and see how that works out.

  5. Karen Wainio says:

    The number one priority for all patriots and conservatives in the 7th district is to remove Eric Cantor from office at the June 10th primary. No one can afford to sit this one out. Mark your calendar now and be sure to schedule time for voting. If you will be out of town get an absentee ballot. Alert your friends, arrange car pools, get on the phone and email. This may be one of the most important votes of your life. We cannot begin to challenge the Leftists in the Democratic Party unless and until we get rid of the phony cronies who have hijacked the Republican party for their own power, privilege and profit. Support and vote for Dave Brat.

  6. RonB says:

    Erick Cantor is a puppet for the Speaker. He is also a jerk.
    As a long time member of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) I have participated in protesting Eric Cantors choice of fund raising sites in Glen Allen Va that has a not gun carry policy. Mr Canter says he is pro gun but only when convenient. As another Elite Republican, Mr. Cantor’s eye is on the Speaker of the house position, and must be stopped by the people.


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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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