Trump’s Virginia Campaign Supporters hearing set for Wednesday, January 13, 2016 against state GOP in the Richmond, Virginia federal court
By ANDREW SHANNON – Newport News, Virginia
Virginia Beach Attorney Chuck Smith filed a lawsuit against the Virginia GOP and the Virginia State Board of Elections in the federal court on behalf of Trump Virginia Campaign supporters on Wednesday, January 06, 2016 and the hearing is set for Wednesday, January 13, 2016.
“On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, the Court shall HOLD a hearing on the
Injunctive Motions. The hearing shall take place in Courtroom 6100, Spottswood W.
Robinson, III and Robert R. Merhige, Jr. United States Courthouse, 701 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virgini~ at 11 :00 a.m.”
STEPHEN A. PARSON, LEON BENJAMIN, BRUCE L. WALLER SR who are supporters of Donald Trump’s Virginia campaign are the Plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed on Wednesday, December 30, 2016 to take legal action against the state GOP to stop the statement of affiliation that voters must sign to cast ballots in the March 1 Republican primary by filing a lawsuit in federal court.
Trump’s campaign supporters sent a “cease and desist” letter on Tuesday, January 05, 2016 in hopes to persuade state GOP officials to drop the requirement without taking legal action. But when officials failed to respond, Chester “Chuck” Smith, Attorney At Law with Smith Law Group, PLLC in Virginia Beach followed through with the anticipated legal recourse by filing a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Richmond that included both the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) and the State Board of Election (SBE).
Virginia Republicans did not require voters to sign such a statement before voting in the 2008 or 2012 presidential primaries. The state GOP’s governing body did vote to require loyalty pledges ahead of those primaries, but scrapped them before voters went to the polls.
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