George Pataki, Jim Gilmore, Miss State Primary Ballot Deadlines

AP Photo/Jim Cole
AP Photo/Jim Cole

GOP presidential candidates Gov. George Pataki and Gov. Jim Gilmore have missed more state primary ballot deadlines, which means their names won’t be on the ballot when people go to cast their vote for the Republican Party nominee in those states.

Breitbart News previously reported that former New York Gov. Pataki and former Virginia Gov. Gilmore missed four out of eight state deadlines for GOP state primary ballots.

Neither Pataki nor Gilmore filed for the Republican Party primary ballots in Idaho and Oklahoma, which both state deadlines have passed.

Gilmore didn’t file for the GOP primary ballot in Michigan.

Virginia’s deadline passed Thursday and Virginia Board of Elections spokesperson Martin Mash told Breitbart News that Pataki was the only presidential candidate that did not file for the Virginia GOP primary ballot.

GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee previously explained how hard it is to get on the primary ballot in Virginia, as the rules are different for each state.

“We have to get petitions in Virginia to qualify to be on the ballot,” Huckabee explained to the audience. “It is the single most difficult state in the country to get on the ballot.”

“Each state has its own rules for qualifying for presidential candidate. Some are as easy as just sending in your name,” but others require paying $10 to $25 thousand to get on the ballot.

Breitbart News noted, “Virginia requires the candidate to reach 5,000 voter signatures derived from all of Virginia’s congressional districts.”

GOP presidential Carly Fiorina recently shared Huckabee’s thoughts on Virginia’s ballot process being difficult.

She posted on Facebook, “It’s official: I’ve filed to be on the ballot in Virginia (and it wasn’t easy!).”

Fiorina stated, “Virginia is a leading example of how far the political establishment will go to stack the deck and throw up roadblocks to keep outsider candidates off the ballot. Back in 2012, just TWO Republican presidential candidates made it on that ballot–and you can bet they were the establishment’s top choices, not the American people’s.”



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